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Old 12-04-2003, 07:40 PM   #1
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Gnome: How to safely edit the menu


I promise...

I've done a nice search all over the place (more or less).

I came across a neat little trick involving changing the contents of a certain file, but didn't work:

as soon as my session was left, logging in again would show that no changes had been applied.

My Debian menu is really a mess, with empty entries and overcrowded categories.

Is there really no way to permanently edit the Gnome menu?


Thanks,

Arthur1968
 
Old 12-04-2003, 07:43 PM   #2
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Look in /usr/share/doc/menu/html/index.html That's a great place to start. I changed my openbox3 menus using those instructions.

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Old 12-04-2003, 07:50 PM   #3
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Thanks, but I can't find anything along that path.

Can you double check, please?

Cheers,

Arturo
 
Old 12-04-2003, 07:54 PM   #4
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You would want to install the package named "menu". That is how I do it. This provides a clean interface and a structure so that all windowmanagers, desktop environments will use the same menu. And it allows you to edit/override too.

You'll have to apt-get install menu for that documentation to exist.

HTH.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 08:03 PM   #5
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Thanks!!

BTW, excuse my ignorance, what do the letters

HTH

stand for?

Cheers,

Arthur1968



If it is Happy to Help, you are indeed spending some time helping others in this forum.

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Old 12-04-2003, 08:08 PM   #6
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Hope That Helps. Good luck with this!
 
  


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