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 The **Places** section provides a location for storing shortcuts to the various file folders on your system. ​ The three shortcuts shown in the figure above are there by default and they can not be removed or rearranged. The first shortcut will lead to your ''​Home Folder'',​ the folder where you store all your personal data, and will therefore have the name of the current user. The second shortcut takes you to the //Desktop Folder//, which contains the files and folders that are displayed on the desktop. The third shortcut will take you to the trash bin, which stores deleted files that can be recovered later. You can add your own shortcuts by simply dragging folders from the main area to the {gui>​Side Pane}. This will allow you to access important folders quickly. User-defined shortcuts can be rearranged in the side pane by dragging them up or down in the list. To remove a previously added shortcut, right-click on the shortcut and choose {gui>​Remove Shortcut}. To rename a previously added shortcut, right-click on the shortcut and choose {gui>​Rename Shortcut}. Note that these actions affect only the shortcut, not the folder referenced by the shortcuts. The **Places** section provides a location for storing shortcuts to the various file folders on your system. ​ The three shortcuts shown in the figure above are there by default and they can not be removed or rearranged. The first shortcut will lead to your ''​Home Folder'',​ the folder where you store all your personal data, and will therefore have the name of the current user. The second shortcut takes you to the //Desktop Folder//, which contains the files and folders that are displayed on the desktop. The third shortcut will take you to the trash bin, which stores deleted files that can be recovered later. You can add your own shortcuts by simply dragging folders from the main area to the {gui>​Side Pane}. This will allow you to access important folders quickly. User-defined shortcuts can be rearranged in the side pane by dragging them up or down in the list. To remove a previously added shortcut, right-click on the shortcut and choose {gui>​Remove Shortcut}. To rename a previously added shortcut, right-click on the shortcut and choose {gui>​Rename Shortcut}. Note that these actions affect only the shortcut, not the folder referenced by the shortcuts.
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 +If your Side Pane starts to get too cluttered with devices and shortcuts, you can temporarily hide items be right-clicking on an empty area of the pane and unchecking the ones you don't need to see.
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 +<figure "​Show/​Hide Side Pane Items">​{{thunar:​thunar_side-pane-right-click-menu.png}}</​figure>​
  
 In the **Network** section, you will see a single //Browse Network// icon. Clicking this icon will allow you to connect to a server or network share to browse and view files on that server. The file manager will find any computers on your local area network that advertise their ability to serve files. If you want to connect to a server on the internet, or if you do not see the computer you're looking for, you can manually connect to a server by typing in its internet/​network address in the toolbar of the Location Selector. After successfully connecting to a share, a shortcut for it will appear under **Network** in the side pane. In the **Network** section, you will see a single //Browse Network// icon. Clicking this icon will allow you to connect to a server or network share to browse and view files on that server. The file manager will find any computers on your local area network that advertise their ability to serve files. If you want to connect to a server on the internet, or if you do not see the computer you're looking for, you can manually connect to a server by typing in its internet/​network address in the toolbar of the Location Selector. After successfully connecting to a share, a shortcut for it will appear under **Network** in the side pane.
  
 If you prefer the classic tree view of the file system, that option is available by selecting {gui>​View>​Side Pane>​Tree}. As you might expect, shortcuts are not available in this view. If you prefer the classic tree view of the file system, that option is available by selecting {gui>​View>​Side Pane>​Tree}. As you might expect, shortcuts are not available in this view.
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-If you feel that the Side Pane has gotten too cluttered with devices and shortcuts, you can temporarily hide items be right-clicking on an empty area of the pane and unchecking the ones you don't need to see. 
  
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