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Old 12-28-2004, 01:55 PM   #1
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include/exclude apps from panel


I really missed gThumb which I had on another distro so I found it on a cd and tried to install it. Guess my surprise when the system returned it was already installed. It doesn't show up in my start panel, but it runs nicely when I start it from a terminal. How can I get it to show up in my start panel under graphics (or similar)?

And while I'm at it, there's a large number of apps that do show and that I have no use for (now) and would like to exclude from the same menu... can I exclude them the same as incude?

How do I find out exactly which apps are installed on my system (and work under gnome) if they doon't show up in the start panel?
 
Old 12-29-2004, 04:32 AM   #2
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Re: include/exclude apps from panel

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How can I get it to show up in my start panel under graphics (or similar)?
How do I find out exactly which apps are installed on my system (and work under gnome) if they doon't show up in the start panel?
With KDE you have something called "Menu Editor" under "Preferences", I assume there is something similar under Gnome.

You may want to take a look at
http://www.gnome.org/learn/

For your problem specifically
http://www.gnome.org/learn/users-guide/2.6/ch05s07.html


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Sais a lot about panels and menus, but haven't been able to find a thing about changing the applications manu. If I right-click an app I can modify or delete it, but I'd like to be able to add to it as well...
 
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btw, found this description of a menu editor but can't find the app in my applications / settings, or anywhere else. How do I start it from the command line?
 
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btw, found this description of a menu editor but can't find the app in my applications / settings, or anywhere else. How do I start it from the command line?
Okay, please have a look at the URL I posted before once more:
http://www.gnome.org/learn/users-guide/2.6/ch05s07.html

There is a section called "To Add a Launcher to a Menu", this is what you want to do, add a new item. In Gnome "language" it is called a "Launcher".

Alternatively you can enter the following URL into Nautilus, the Gnome file manager:

Code:
applications:///

More information on the Nautilus can be found here:
http://www.gnome.org/learn/users-guide/2.6/ch02s06.html

This is all said on http://www.gnome.org/learn/users-guide/2.6/ch05s07.html

I don't use gnome, so I can just repeat the docs here, please try and if you have problems after all feel free to post again!

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It took me a while to get it but I finally did andd this is what happened:
I opened the file browser and typed: applications:/// in the loacation bar (Nautilus 2.8.1). This takes me to a 'folder' which contains the files and folders from the application menu. However the only actions I'm allowed to take are related to zoom and icon arrangement. The create file/document entries have been shaded. If I right-click on any menu item the only available options are Open, Copy and Properties.

The instructions look pretty straight-forward, but for some reason the program doesn't seem to respond as described. Can anybody help me?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 12:25 PM   #7
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<bump> still clueless. Can't believe there isn't anyone out there who doesn't want to (and can) change the content of his apps menu in gnome...
 
  


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