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Old 05-29-2005, 02:34 AM   #1
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How to add a new item to Gnome menu

After install a new program using rpm -ivh, I found
a new icon for this program appear in Gnome menu
after a logoff and login again.
But if I install this software by using make install, there
is no way to activate this program except using command
line. I 've known how to creat a new item in Gnome panel,
but I can't add new item to Gnome menu. The add new
item is gray and can't be pressed.
Old 05-29-2005, 02:53 AM   #2
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there is a program that you could use called gnome-menu-editor

or you could do it manually, here is how i added limewire

gedit /usr/share/applications/LimeWire.desktop
Insert the following lines into the new file

[Desktop Entry]
then you could refreash the menu by tping killall gnome-panel


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