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Old 06-09-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
RockyZ
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Can't edit item in Main Menu


Hi,

I installed Fedora 2 on my machine, and I'd like to modify the items in Main menu.
But after I launch "applications:///" using nautilus file manager, the
"File -> Create Folder" is grey out. I can't do anything to modify or
detete itm in Main Menu. I am wondering is there any configuration in
Gconf to unlock the Main Menu(It seems the Main Menu is read only) or any other configuration I should change.

Any one can help me?

Thanks.

Rocky
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:34 PM   #2
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No offense... but did you search the forums? There is a post regarding this about 15 threads beneath this one... anyways, menu editing is disabled in fedora core 2 due to supposed bugginess... the only solution I have found that applies to gnome 2.6 is to edit the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications... you can create your own .desktop by looking at the format laid out in the various files there... you can also delete them to remove items from the menu... it's not very "intuitive" but it works... here's an example of my homemade firefox.desktop


[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Mozilla Firefox
Comment=Lightweight browser based on Mozilla
Exec=/usr/local/bin/firefox
Icon=firefox.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Name[en_US]=Mozilla Firefox
X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.4
Categories=Network;Application;X-Fedora;

Hope this helps...
 
Old 06-10-2004, 12:32 PM   #3
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I found if I modified /usr/share/applications, it affect all the user. Can I edit munu for ech user (each user has different user)? I tried the following ways, it doesn't work. I got nothing in application menu.

http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg00772.html

Where is the file & location in HOME directory to store user customizing Main Menu?

Thanks. Sorry not search the forum first to ask questions.

Rocky
 
Old 06-10-2004, 12:37 PM   #4
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The way suggested for FC1 doesn't work in FC2... no one has figured out how to enable it per user at this point as far as I know... no problem about not searching... it's just that not searching produces way too many threads about the same stuff...
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:59 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by lupin_the_3rd
The way suggested for FC1 doesn't work in FC2... no one has figured out how to enable it per user at this point as far as I know... no problem about not searching... it's just that not searching produces way too many threads about the same stuff...
yeah right.

and worse i did put a folder in start-here:// which i cannot delete.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 08:31 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Linner
yeah right.

and worse i did put a folder in start-here:// which i cannot delete.
Have a look around in ~/.gnome and ~/.gnome2. The folder you created in start-here should be in there somewhere...
 
Old 06-11-2004, 09:27 PM   #7
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cant find it for both ordinary users and root. its funny, cant find also //start-here folder or group of application document.

anyway, thanks lupin_the_3rd.
 
  


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