Handy item stacker Drawers 12.08.5 released with monochrome icons, support to limit entries and dead links removal
Unity is an interface suitable for both "usual" users (seeking to browse the web, watching movies, listening music, etc, mainly a small amount of apps and files opened) and "heavy" users looking a full-fledged environment needed for numerous applications opened at once, numerous file accessed, numerous documents edited in the same time, etc, basically, dealing and maneuvering large stacks of items, latter approach that tends to "require" a tool suitable to categorize, align and group related (from the user point-of-view) items in easy to access places.
Drawers definitely fits in the mentioned description, allowing users to easily group, arrange, edit and access items directly from a mini Dash linked to the Unity launcher, thus generating numerous use cases, such as grouping into a mini drawer Dash preferred web links and/or frequently used video editing applications and/or various images and text files related to a project, etc, basically, arranging items for 1-click access via an integrated into the desktop experience.
Drawers has just been updated to version 12.08.5, continuing its road towards enlarging the configuration options' "base".
New monochrome icons have been added to the mini Dash, bringing a more modern, simplistic and more integrated look&feel, "pushing" the colors into the opened drawer's main view (where the added icons are located), clearly delimitating its "toolbar" from the rest of the window.
Dragging&dropping (and thus adding) numerous items into the mini Dash, obviously creates a big stack of items, action "expressed" via an increased Unity launcher quicklist, approach that can be improperly handled on small-sized screens; the new version introduces the ability to limit items in the quicklist, meaning, having 10 items displayed in the mini Dash and limiting the amount of quicklist entries to 4, displays only 4 quicklist entries on its Unity launcher (in the same time keeping and displaying the full unmodified items in the mini Dash).
Limit the items displayed in the quicklist under
Preferences-->Limit items in Quicklist
Creating a mini Dash containing items can cause issues, in the sense of clicking an item and not launching it due to its unavailability (generated by accidental delete of the actual file from its folder, etc), potential issue resolved in the 12.08.5 version that introduces the ability to check dead links when the drawer is opened; having the mentioned option enabled, summons a dialog when the drawer is opened (confirming or denying the deletion of not-found items) that (on user demand) removes the dead links, refreshing the item stack.
The above described features, as well as support for non-ASCII characters, come to deliver a more polished, strengthened and easy-to-use Drawers release.
How do we install Drawers 12.07.9?
Add the following official PPA (Precise)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ian-berke/ppa-drawers
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install drawers
Bugs can be reported on https://bugs.launchpad.net/drawers
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