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I want to be able to add links to start up programs into the Progamming portion of the main menu in KDE and to do this, I have to create a symbolic link (I think) in this directory:
How would I do this? I've never done this and when I view the files in there, I have items like:
.directory (I figured out this is basically for language)
I don't understand the naming convention nor to I know how to create a link that will start up a program. Can someone help me understand this? I know how to use the ln function BUT I don't know if that is what I need to accomplish this. I'd also want to give the link an icon. Thanks, Jeremy
if I remember correctly (I did dabble with kde a little when I was first getting started) the *.desktop files are text files that define icons (typically on your desktop). These files will contain info like shortcut name, icon, and executable... to make sure its a text file first at a prompt type:
$ file filename.desktop
this should tell you if its plain text... if it is type:
$ cat filename.desktop
this will show you what the contents of the file are... happy hunting...
Originally posted by JCScoobyRS
with gnome-glade; gnu-emacs; and kdevelop in your 'Programming' directory... what items do you see in your Start/Programming menu?
Is there a one-to-one relation between the menu options and the .desktop files?
if there is then in the 'Programming' directory copy one of the desktop files with this command:
cp kdevelop.desktop new_proggie.desktop
then edit new_proggie.desktop with whatever your favorite editor is so that it points to whatever program you want it to point to.
What I do is just right click on the kmenu, and you will see 'menu editor'.
Click on the section you want it in, then click 'new item', type in the name of the program, then type the path to the program where it says 'command', then click on the box to the right, and choose your icon. Don't forget to hit 'apply'