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Old 09-04-2004, 01:04 AM   #1
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menu configuration


Is there any way to customize the "start" menu on fedora core 2? i ask cause when i installed mplayer, it created three shortcuts...one under sound&video>mplayer, one on system settings>multimedia>mplayer, and then another on systemsettings>serversettings>multimedia>mplayer

now that third one is just plain weird...
 
Old 09-04-2004, 01:07 AM   #2
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Is it kde?

Right click on the K icon and choose Menu Editor.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 10:59 AM   #3
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it is gnome.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 01:55 PM   #4
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This is the one thing I don't like about Gnome, it doesn't allow for easy menu editing. To get rid of the extra shortcuts you will have to do the following:
cd /etc/X11/applnk
ls
look for the mplayer.desktop
mv mplayer.desktop /usr/share/application

Now comes the tricky part, open your favorite text editor then go to /usr/share/applications, open up mplayer.desktop. In this file look for the part that will look like this:
Categories=Application;AudioVideo this should be what is after Categories=, this will remove the extra shortcuts.

HTH
 
Old 09-04-2004, 04:35 PM   #5
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Alright, i tried following your directions but it didnt' work

[Desktop Entry]
Name=MPlayer
Comment=The Movie Player for Linux
Comment[pl]=Odtwarzacz Filmów pod Linuxa
Exec=gmplayer
Terminal=0
Type=Application
# vi: encoding=utf-8


that is what my gmplayer.desktop file looked like...it was in /etc/X11/applnk/Multimedia folder

i moved it to /usr/share/applications and then went to edit the file as you said...however, there was no Categories as you said...i decided to try two things...first i changed Type=Application to Type=Application;AudioVideo but that did not work...i also tried adding in Categories=Application;AudioVideo bu that did not work either

Any other things i should try?
 
Old 09-04-2004, 10:14 PM   #6
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What you would want in this file is:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=MPlayer
Comment=Video Player
Exec=gmplayer
MimeType=video/mpeg;video/quicktime;video/x-msvideo;audio/x-mp3;audio/x-mp2;
Icon=/path/to/icon
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Application;AudioVideo;


That should get it to show in your menu bar.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 12:50 AM   #7
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hi,

that still did not work...i still have the 3 shortcuts...

1.)system settings > multimedia > mplayer
2.) system settings > server settings > multimedia > mplayer
3.) sound and video > mplayer

number three is where it is supposed to be...and that is fine because it is there...but i'm wondering why it's also in 1 and 2...it makes no sense that mplayer would be set under system settings and even more strange is that there is one under server settings...that makes no sense to me...
 
Old 09-06-2004, 11:46 AM   #8
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I'm not sure whay it isn't pulling these entries out, this was the same problem I had with Xine and when I made the changes as above and logged out and back in then the 2 shortcuts were gone, and it was only left under Audio&Video.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 12:08 PM   #9
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alright...thanks...i guess i can live with it...not that big of a deal.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 08:32 PM   #10
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Looking to Customize also

Hey,

I am also trying to customize my Main Menu (Start Menu) and have not quite found out where to do it. Did you ever figure this out. I am using Fedora as well and this would be a huge downfall if you can not do something as easy as customizing the Main Menu.

Thanks for any help you can give..........

Will

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Old 11-14-2004, 10:44 PM   #11
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I never did figure it out...i just lived with it...perhaps at some point in the future, editing the start menu will be a little easier...sorry.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 08:02 AM   #12
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Well I am going to continue to try and work this out. I really don't think it makes much sense. There has to be a relatively easy way to resolve this. I work primarly on NT based machines and obviously it is easy to customize the desktop on a per user or group basis. That would be a huge downfall of any Linux system if you can not easily customize the desktop. If I find something, I will let you know.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:45 PM   #13
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thanks...well, i installed a later version of synaptic...now it doesn't even appear in the "start" menu...so go figure...i might start looking into it as well and post any findings...
 
  


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