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Old 05-16-2006, 08:18 AM   #1
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XFCE4 Edit Desktop Menu


Hello. If you are an XFCE4 user (or ex-user) you probably know that the XFCE desktop menu contains a "system" group. This automagically includes in the menu stuff like "Network" program, "Multimeda" etc. The problem is, I only get "Firefox" and "Thunderbird" under Network (yet I have tools like Gaim, Valknut etc. installed). Does anyone have any idea how to "edit" the *system* section of the menu ? Or how to force it "rehash" and include Gaim/Valknut etc. ?
 
Old 12-13-2006, 08:52 PM   #2
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I'm trying to figure some of this out myself but I've found you can add items to your menu by creating .desktop files in /usr/share/applications/. For instance I have
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=0.0.0
Name=Bittornado
Comment=Bittorrent Download Manager
Exec=btdownloadgui.py
Icon=/usr/share/icons/Rodent/48x48/stock/stock_download.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Network
MimeType=application/bittorrent.bt
The last part is what I dont get. It's defined in /usr/share/xfce4/mime/Rodent.mime.xml so I guess some searching in there can lead to good mimetypes.
 
  


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