Ubuntu – Unable to create app groups in gnome shell

15.04gnome

Can anyone please guide me, how to make app groups in GNOME Shell?

I have tried

gsettings set org.gnome.shell app-folder-categories "['Utilities', 'Sundry', 'Games' ]"

but it did not worked. Edited the or.gnome.shell.desktop.xml file, still did not worked.

How should I proceed?

Best Answer

This is no longer possible in this way, see below for the new way.

Therefore, the usual steps do not work anymore:

  • Open dconf-editor
  • Navigate to org/gnome/shell
  • Locate the entry app-folder-categories and add or remove categories

Another proof:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.shell app-folder-categories "['Utilities', 'Sundry', 'Games' ]"
No such key 'app-folder-categories'

The currently working way

  • Create a folder Audio

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders folder-children "['Audio']"
    
  • Set the name Audio

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders.folder:/org/gnome/desktop/app-folders/folders/Audio/ name 'Audio'
    
  • Add some apps

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders.folder:/org/gnome/desktop/app-folders/folders/Audio/ apps "['audacious.desktop', 'brasero.desktop']"
    

More examples and category based folders here