How To Install Drawers 13.10 On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Drawers is an open source application, that enables the users to create drawers for the Unity Launcher, which enables the users to organize their favorite apps, in quick lists.

Via the Active Drawers, the users can launch the content of the a folder (by left clicking), which gets updated when new files is added, or access the files as quicklists, by right clicking. The quicklist displays only the most recent 10 items, but they can also be pinned, to be always available.

The AppMenu Drawers provides a Gnome Classic-like application menu, enabling the users to categorize the apps in order to have them displayed automatically, and pinned to the Launcher’s quicklist.

The latest version available is Drawers 13.10, which has been recently released.

How To Install Drawers 13.10 On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

How To Install Drawers 13.10 On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

In this article I will show you how to install Drawers 13.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Drawers 13.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 13.10 is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the drawers package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ian-berke/ppa-drawers
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install drawers

Optional, to remove drawers, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove drawers

Or, if you want to uninstall drawers, disable the recently added PPA and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the PPA, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:ian-berke/ppa-drawers

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in The Linux and Unix Articles!
8 comments on “How To Install Drawers 13.10 On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander
  1. Brian Hicks says:

    Drawers doesn’t appear to be working yet on 14.04 LTS (Trusty). I’m not sure if the repository has (or will be) updated.

    • Brian Hicks says:

      Strange. I wonder what I could possibly be doing wrong. I followed your instructions above precisely on a fresh install of 14.04LTS and it is exhibiting the same bug some others have reported. Unity doesn’t seem to be transferring information to ‘drawers’; we just get a ‘star’ icon with no launch information in the drawer.

      Did you install under the full LTS release?

      Thank you for your help.

  2. Brian Hicks says:

    Something doesn’t make sense – you’re running 14.04 LTS “trusty”, not an upgraded version? Other people have been requesting the repository be updated to support ‘trusty’, and have reported the same bug. I don’t know what I could be doing wrong. There isn’t anything esoteric installed on my installation, it is largely a fresh install of the LTS downloaded on Thrusday 4/17.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.

  3. Brian Hicks says:

    I’m not sure what i could have done wrong. I’m running a fresh install of 14.04 LTS downloaded on 4/17. Other folks have been requesting the update of the repository to support ‘trusty’ and others have reported the same bug. There isn’t anything esoteric installed in my installation. Any ideas what I could be doing wrong?

  4. Sam Mingo says:

    Thanks Brian for the link to the issue from the creator of Drawers. This was bugging the heck out of me until I found this thread. I too could not drag icons from Unity.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Subscribe

  

Subscribe to get the latest Linux news and how to guides directly on your e-mail!