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Old 10-10-2013, 12:35 AM   #1
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Link in Start Menu for Newly Installed App - How?


How do I put a link in the start menu for a newly installed app? I don't even know where Synaptic installed it!

Running Mint, but don't remember if it's 13 or 14, and don't know where to look to find out.

Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:05 AM   #2
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Hi,

I don't know how one would dynamically add items to the "start menu" (I don't know even what the "start menu" is), but suspect it would involve using the corresponding .desktop file.

However, it is very easy to find what files were installed when you install a package. For example if you installed the package "foo" you can see all the files with the following command:
Code:
dpkg -L foo
The executable(s) will be in one of the bin directories (hint: grep can be useful here).

If your OS is LSB compliant you can find the version with the command:
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lsb_release --all
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:13 AM   #3
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Sorry...you lost me. This is posted in the newbie forum, isn't it? I'm noy console literate!

"start menu" = "Application Launcher" Sorry...Windows-speak!

Thanks for trying!

Optiker

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Old 10-10-2013, 01:21 AM   #4
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by Optiker View Post
Sorry...you lost me. This is posted in the newbie forum, isn't it?
Yes, it is the Newbie forum, but that in no way means it is the gui only forum.

Quote:
I'm noy console literate!
As evinced by your posts, you are capable of reading and entering text. Therefore you are console literate. Regardless, I gave _very_ specific instructions.

Quote:
Thanks for trying!
I don't mind trying: do you?

Cheers,

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Old 10-10-2013, 01:42 AM   #5
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OK...Mint 14 Nadia

Cuneiform, installed in /usr/bin/

I see the file in the file manager (Dolphin). Now, how do I put a link into the Application Launcher?

Also, with Windows apps installed PlyOnLinux--> Wine, is there a way to launch them without opening PlayOnLinux and launching from that GUI? i.e., a link in the Application Launcher?

Bedtime, so won't get back to this till tommorow.

Thanks again!
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:53 AM   #6
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Hi,

glad you gave it a shot. It seems that the reason you don't find this in a gui menu entry for this is because cuneiform does not have a gui. It is a command line program. See /usr/share/doc/cuneiform/readme.txt.gz for moreinformation (last section describes how to run it). Alternatively check the man page by running:
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man cuneiform
HTH,

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Old 10-10-2013, 02:01 AM   #7
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Oops! Didn't know that. Guess I'll uninstall. I'd better be more careful next time. I understand the advantages on command line, but too old a dog to learn those new tricks!

It's not critical that I have an OCR app...just installed it so it would be there if I did need it.

Thanks for your help.

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