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Old 10-15-2007, 02:36 PM   #1
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HowTo add dosbox to Nautilus' menu


Hello,

Since we are talking about menus and panels here I thought I ask this question. How do I install an application that would show in a drop down menu?

I am using a Debian netinstall with a Nautilus desktop. I used Synaptic packet manager to install dosbox to my system, I need to know how to add it to a menu.

Like: Applications -> Accessories -> DosBox

Another question, after install Dosbox it seemed to just disappear and I don't know how to find it in my system, the only way I know how to use Dosbox is in the Terminal by typing dosbox. So how do I find something that was installed?

Last edited by driftboy; 10-15-2007 at 07:30 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 05:46 PM   #2
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Right-click on "Applications" and select Edit menus.

As for dosbox, you can try something like
whereis dosbox
or
which dosbox.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 05:53 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by driftboy View Post
Hello,

Since we are talking about menus and panels here I thought I ask this question. How do I install an application that would show in a drop down menu?

I am using a Debian netinstall with a Nautilus desktop. I used Synaptic packet manager to install dosbox to my system, I need to know how to added it to a menu.

Like: Applications -> Accessories -> DosBox

Another question, after install Dosbox it seemed to just disappear and I don't know how to find it in my system, the only way I know how to use Dosbox is in the Terminal by typing dosbox. So how do I find something that was installed?
I split your post and a response to it out of the unrelated
thread. Please don't hi-jack ("contribute" to) others
threads if your issue isn't exactly the same.



Cheers,
Tink

Last edited by Tinkster; 10-15-2007 at 05:54 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 07:52 PM   #4
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Thanks,

I now know how to find out about an application that was installed. I am still trying to figure out how to add it to the drop down menu. I tried to follow jay73 instruction but, there is no link for dosbox in the menu edit. Is there any other way to add it in a drop down menu?
 
Old 10-15-2007, 08:22 PM   #5
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Sure, you have to add it yourself by selecting the "add new item" button. Give it a name (that should be easy enough), the command to launch the application and optionally a description of what it does. You can also add an icon - in case you wonder, most icons are stored in /usr/share/pixmaps.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 09:37 PM   #6
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Got it,

Thank you jay73
 
  


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