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Old 09-17-2004, 02:00 AM   #1
SciYro
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help with nautilus/gnome apps menu


hello, i decided to install some of gnome today (some being I'm not installing what i know i don't need, like the gnome-games package , tried it and every game in there wasn't that good in my opinion)

anyways, nautilus has that "start here" thingy it puts on my desktop, well what i need to know is how can i change what icon/launchers (whatever you call the things you click on and they do things) to more reflect my system, i been browsing thru the system, and i can delete things from there by deleting things in certain directory's, but i cant seem to be able to find a way to modify and add to what is there ...

what i want to do exactly is change the preferences thing to open up instead the control center (it looks better in my opinion) , and be able to move things from the "Applications" directory (or whatever it is) onto that startup directory (again, whatever its called), like the "help", and "browse filesystem" options, as i feel it would be easier to use if it was setup like this


i also need to move around options in the applications parts.... like add to the games menu, delete/add things from the office, graphics and whatnot else, so i can add programs that arnt exactly "gnome programs" (like games .. i have quit a few, but only a small few register to gnome) ... i also need the options to affect every user (thus why i find it a little bit more difficult)
 
Old 09-17-2004, 02:58 AM   #2
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Hi
I gnome, if you right click somewhere in the desktop you
can add new lauchers/icons on the Desktop. They will do
whatever you specify in the small command line that shoes
up.

In the applications menu, or gnome menu, try to right click
on someting and see properties. You can change the
command executed when you lauch the thing you selected.

Hope this can be of some help.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 12:32 PM   #3
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thanks, that lets me configure a lot of things... unfortunately not the "start here" part for some reason .... it would also seem like when i change things from my user it only effects my user when i need the changes to happen in whatever system wide somethings
 
Old 09-17-2004, 12:50 PM   #4
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Probably there's a way to apply changes for all users.
I suspect that there is a file somewhere in /etc/X11
or in another place like /usr/... that may be changed
to meet your desire. I don't know much more than this
though.

Good luck.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 03:25 PM   #5
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ok, thanks

i found out how the entire thing works ...

main .desktop entrees (the programs) are in /usr/share/applications

well, most are there... you can copy and edit them to add support for other programs .. i did that for a lot of games .. now just to make icons for those games ...

anyways, icons are stored in all sorts of locations .. i think mainly /use/share/pixmaps

and /use/share/icons

i think are the 2 main locations

anyways.... to add ideams to the start menu edit the /etc/gnome-vfs-2.0/vfolders/starthere*
file .. simply copy these lines form that applications vfold file (in same directory)

Code:
  <!-- Load the GNOME2 applications from our prefix -->
  <ItemDir>/usr/share/applications/</ItemDir>

  <!-- Default .directory location -->
  <DesktopDir>/usr/share/gnome/vfolders/</DesktopDir>
then just copy sub-folder options from the application menu into the starthere file, well, you need to copy it to a spot before this occurs
Code:
  </Folder>
</VFolderInfo>
otherwise it kinda gives a error when you try to use it ..

to add programs o the start here directory, just place the .desktop files into /etc/X11/starthere

its just the same as /usr/share/applications except the ones in /etc/X11/starthere show up only in the "start here" folder, no matter what categories they have
 
  


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