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I still consider myself a newbie but I thought that this question was more appropriate for the Desktop forum as it relates to the Linux desktop.
I am using Fedora 7 with the Gnome desktop.
Somehow, through an update, the icon for the Software Updater was lost from both the application launcher (the row of icon buttons on the panel) and the Applications menu.
I managed to figure out how to restore it to the launcher icons through the Properties dialog but I cannot figure out how to restore it to the Applications menu. When I right click on the menu item the only choices I have are to Add to Panel, Add to Desktop or others that don't seem to let me do what I need to do.
I know in Windows the icon that shows up is based on the .exe file that is associated with the start menu application. The applications appear in the Start menu based on their presence in a specific directory (Start Menu).
Is this how it works in Linux? How do I find out where the .exe is located and how to associate it with an icon?
With Ubuntu, you would open Applications -> Accessories -> Alacarte Menu Editor, which allows you to show/hide icons for the installed programs, to see if it was simply hidden. If it's no longer there, open Places -> Computer-> Filesystem and type the name of the application in a search box.