eOS by default do not allow shortcuts or files to be added on desktop. That's nice. I know there is a workaround to fix this. And I did and ended up with an ugly desktop.

Now, I have a better idea that I will like to try to implement myself. What if the application menu (aka slingshot) rearrange itself in most/last used app first, so I don't have to scroll via categories or alphabetically.

OR, populate plank automatically with last or most used apps, along with the icons forced to stay on the dock.

Edit: I am trying to hack the panel myself, GUIDE ME where to look at! -

Therefore I am not trying to post a feature request or a bug report, but I just want to ask if and how these changes are possible .


  • feature request are off-topic here - try launchpad.net/slingshot instead
    – user170
    Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 16:44
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    @cipricus It's not a feature request. It's an Idea I am trying to implement. Sorry if i mislead you. Commented Mar 4, 2017 at 11:45
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    Then your answer should not be closed as a feature request or bug report. -- But then I think there are two problems here. First, I think you have two separate questions that you should post separately: (1) how to hack slingshot and (2) how to hack Plank; and second: your question(s) should start with "how to" but with "is it possible to" - while chances are the answer to both is NO.
    – user170
    Commented Mar 4, 2017 at 12:30

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  1. Slingshot provides some level of synapse integration, you should be able to search for recently (or frequently) run applications. You might want to implement a third view (view is "as grid" and "as category") that puts the applications based on your criteria.

  2. Plank You have a Keep in dock option when you right-click on the icons in plank. As for automatic population, running apps appear there so you can easily "bookmark" them for later use with Keep in dock.

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