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Old 01-25-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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add an item in right click dropdown menu in ubuntu desktop...


Hi,

I want to add an item, like open terminal in right click dropdown menu of desktop in ubuntu 8.1. Can anybody thro some idea?
 
Old 01-26-2009, 09:07 PM   #2
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install a package called nautilus-actions
 
Old 02-20-2009, 03:23 PM   #3
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add an item in right click dropdown menu in ubuntu desktop.

I saw this reply and thought, great, my answer.. Well not so fast... lol
I added a test item via Nautilus actions and it only appears on the Nautilus File Manager menu, not the desktop.
Secondly, how do add an item that will pull up the Application Menu? gnome-main-menu?
 
Old 02-20-2009, 09:43 PM   #4
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In the action check that you have both files + folders in the "conditions" section.
Check that the desktop is running nautilus and not something else.

gnome-main-menu is a part of the gnome-panel, it doesn't look like you can launch things from the panel from outside the panel, but you can search around.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 11:54 AM   #5
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Well I've tried numerous options in the*Nautilus Actions but to no avail. Yes I am running Nautilus desktop with Metacity as window manager. Like I said earlier, by using gconf-editor I've managed to get the Main-Menu to popup via <Super>Z and thats great, but sure would be nice to be able to rightclick on the desktop and get the same thing along with the standard Create Folder, Create Launcher, etc.
Thanks for your quick reply.
 
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Ok, it didn't work for me either when I clicked on the blank desktop, it works when I click on a folder or file on the desktop.

To get it working, in nautilus actions in advanced conditions add "x-nautilus-desktop", the description can be anything. Then tick "Both" files and folders. and get it to launch the /usr/lib/gnome-main-menu/application-browser.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 11:54 PM   #7
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WOW.. That did it man.. Thanks so much..Still wish I could get the /usr/lib/gnome-main-menu/main-menu to work tho. Ah well I'll take what you gave me. Thanks again.
 
  


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