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donnied 06-11-2007 11:02 AM

How Do I get black box to load full menu options?
 
How can I get black box to load all the menu options that IceWM and Gnome are finding? (Normally, it did this straight off but it's not now for some reason.)

Thank you.

Okie 06-11-2007 11:22 AM

blackbox menus are easy to edit manually with your favorite text editor, i dont know where exactly where your blackbox menu is installed, (depends on who built it) but usually it is in /usr/share/blackbox

they usually go as follows:

[exec] (Firefox) {firefox}

and submenus are arranged like this:
Code:

[submenu] (Graphics)
  [exec] (gimp) {gimp}
  [exec] (GQView) {gqview}
  [exec] (Scanner) {xsane}
[end]

and sometimes submeus will have another submenu within it:
Code:

[submenu] (nameofsubmenu)
  [exec] (someapp) {someapp}
  [exec] (anotherapp) {anotherapp}
  [submenu] (nameofsubmenu)
  [exec] (moreapps) {moreapps}
  [exec] (evenmoreapps) {evenmoreapps}
[end]
[end]


donnied 06-11-2007 12:08 PM

Wow. Thank you for the info. Any ideas why the menus weren't automatically generated although they usually are?
Obviously, you know a bit about this. Do you have a sample menu file you could post?

Thank you again.

Okie 06-11-2007 01:05 PM

Blackbox usually comes with a good sample menu, if yours is mostly blank or with very little in it then somebody who built it modified it...

donnied 06-11-2007 03:10 PM

Actually, the default install usually had a lot of menu choices; only this time it didn't. I just installed openbox and when I did that it generated a default menu that other window managers can access.
Thank you.

phantom_cyph 06-11-2007 04:07 PM

Side note...you can find the command to create a menu on my site here...


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