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Old 05-27-2004, 10:30 PM   #1
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New application startup menu?


i wonder why there are no new menus updated even new applications are installed just like windows ? im using redhat linux 9 now.....
 
Old 05-27-2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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That is the beauty of linux. Freedom of choice. Freedom to install an app. , menu, icon. There are many of us that do not like icons pasted all over our desktop. There are some of us that choose to use the cli instead of a gui. Customize it the way you want to, not the way somebody else tells you to. Remember, linux is not windows. It is different and you will have to get out of the windows mindset.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 11:38 PM   #3
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You don't mention what desktop environment you are using, but in KDE at least I know there is a tool to automatically scan the box and update the menu with new apps. For any lighter weight environment or window manager automatically updating the menu would be unthinkable - I don't want any script messing with my carefully crafted menus and config files.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 12:44 AM   #4
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You don't mention what desktop environment you are using, but in KDE at least I know there is a tool to automatically scan the box and update the menu with new apps. For any lighter weight environment or window manager automatically updating the menu would be unthinkable - I don't want any script messing with my carefully crafted menus and config files.

currently im using KDE 3.1 , so may i know what is the tool you mentioned?

Sometimes its hard for me to look for the path of an application.....cuz i dunno where to start, so having new program menu installed would be a good start for me to go through the application path and location, ... i guess...
 
Old 05-28-2004, 12:59 AM   #5
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In KDE 3.2.2 you go kmenu => settings => menu updating tool, I don't know if that applies in 3.1.x though.
 
  


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