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Old 11-22-2002, 10:27 AM   #1
jessepangburn
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Unhappy RH 8.0 How to add an item to the Main Menu???


I have beaten my head against the wall for a couple hours on this. I can't figure out how to add a new menu item to the main menu. I can add a launcher to the desktop and to the panel at the bottom, but you cannot drag and drop into the menu. There does not seem to be a menu editing program like in previous versions of redhat. I have tried the Start Here icon on the desktop which opens the menu in nautilus, but when I navigate to the menu folder I want to add to it will not let me create a new launcher there- it opens up the dialog box to add a launcher but when you hit submit, no launcher appears. I know I am doing it right because I can do it the same way on the desktop and it works fine. Also, I have tried copying my launchers into this window and it always gives some error about not being able to copy.

BTW I am using gnome, I can add a menu item in KDE, but I want to know how in gnome.

Please help!
Thanks.

Last edited by jessepangburn; 11-22-2002 at 11:01 AM.
 
Old 11-22-2002, 11:07 AM   #2
steversin
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I have the same question, what's up with this? RH 8 is great but little stuff like this really bugs me.
 
Old 11-22-2002, 03:10 PM   #3
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yeah the menu svcks, i hope they fix it in the next version
 
Old 11-22-2002, 03:21 PM   #4
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Smile

Here's a tutorial but I've never tried it:

http://www.bluethingy.com/linux/rh8menu.html
 
Old 11-22-2002, 03:53 PM   #5
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thank you Cyclops. I had found these xml files, but thought that for sure there must be a GUI way to edit them. I guess not. I wonder why RedHat did this? Supposedly 8.0 is supposed to be a contender for desktop usage. Requiring regular people to edit their menus through some xml structure in files who-knows-where? What were they smoking?

ATTN: RedHat- this really sucks, please fix this

I will go edit my menus by hand for now, but I'm still pissed about it. Anyway, thanks again Cyclops, I could find nothing like this myself when I looked.
 
Old 11-22-2002, 04:43 PM   #6
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No problem, jessepangurn...

Yeah, it sucks big time, for sure. It's really hard to understand why they bothered to release RH8 without a start menu editor.
 
  


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