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Old 03-25-2005, 02:58 AM   #1
muzhogg
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Adding an application to the Gnome menu


Hi all,

I'm trying to add an application to the Gnome applications menu. The procedure I am following is as per the literature;

Open Nautilus
Type "applications:///" in the location box
Right click on the menu

At this point I believe I should have an option "Entire Menu -> Add new item to this menu" but this does not appear.

I tried cutting and pasting the application into this window, but I get a warning that the destination disk is read-only.

Any hints as to what I'm missing?

Thanks,
MH
 
Old 03-25-2005, 08:09 PM   #2
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Doesn't Fedora have it's own menu editor, I am assuming it does because Mandrake which is also base on red hat does. Under your applicaitons do you have a system->configure fedora? Or a FedoraMenu?
 
Old 03-26-2005, 04:06 AM   #3
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Fedora doesn't have its own menu editor. You need to be root to change the applications menu because any changes you make will affect the whole system.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 09:58 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, but I'm feeling rather embarassed (very sad)

A little bit of RTFLing shows this is a common problem with Gnome 2.8.x - so I should have held of asking.

I think what Microsoft would call a "feature" (laughs).

Well, I am a newbie

A few people have fixed it with a reinstall, but I'm going to try an upgrade to Gnome 2.10 which should make everything OK.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 11:32 AM   #5
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If you are going to use GNOME 2.10, you have to note that the "applications:///" setting has been disabled so menu editing is even more difficult coz you may have to edit the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications yourself.
 
  


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