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[How to] Add a Google+ Quicklist to the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu

Like a lot of people right now I am loving Google+ – the search giants stab at social networking.

Until Google get around to releasing a kick-ass API for Google+ so someone can make a Google+ Messaging Menu entry, desktop app or Unity Launcher with notification badgethe following Unity Quicklist should make for a welcome stop-gap.

Download Google+ Unity Quicklist

Credit goes to Ferramosca Robertowhose original Italian QuicklistI’ve translated to English. I’ve also added a different, more Google+-y icon by ~d-bliss.

So to download and install you need to open a new Terminal tab or window. Enter each of the following commands carefully: –

  • wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3000127/google%2B.desktop
  • wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3000127/google%2B1.png
  • mv google+.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/
  • sudo mv google+1.png /usr/share/pixmaps/

Once completed add the ‘Google+’ quicklist to the Unity Launcher by dragging the ‘google+.desktop’ file in ~/.local/share/applications onto the Unity Launcher.