Menu entries (kde/gnome/xfce)
I once had firefox installed through an rpm. That automatically added a menu entry in kde, gnome and xfce. Since that old firefox version didn't allow automatic updates I erased it and downloaded the updated binaries. But this time it was just a tar.gz so I simply extracted it to /opt. Of course that doesn't create menu entries.
How do I add menu entries to all desktop environments? Do I have to do this for every single environment or is there a central config file for this? I remember Skype also managed to add a menu entry to all desktop environments. How do I do this?
PS: What is the correct/default path to extract firefox (I'm using fc3)?
There is no "default" path for Firefox, if you mean the binary version. You can put it anywhere you like, as long as you have sufficient permissions there.
I think the only way to do the menu entries "centrally" is create the menu entry files and copy them to the correct locations at once. Take a look at google and search for "kubuntu to ubuntu clean menu", there's a guide that helps people keep their KDE-apps off Gnome menus and vice versa when having both KDE and Gnome in Ubuntu; it should give you a clue on how the menu entries are built (if you look carefully), and that way you'll know what to do ;)
I see. There is supposed to be a file firefox.desktop to be put in /usr/share/applications. This wasn't included in the tar.gz.
These questions remain
- Do people normally create their own .desktop file?
- What is the default directory to extract the firefox EDIT: Okay there isn't such a thing but I see on one website /usr/local/firefox/firefox.
Everyone has Firefox right? But why is the installation so complicated (people actually have to untar, copy to right directory and create firefox.desktop file put it under /usr/share/applications; find the icon file and put it in /usr/share/pixmaps)? How is a regular user supposed to find this out, there are no instructions on http://www.mozilla.com/.
I agree linuxnwb, I just downloaded the Firefox Tar.gz file too and there were not to many instructions. I did find this - http://www.brunolinux.com/03-Install..._in_Linux.html and it seems to explain how to create menu items in KDE but not really for gnome.
I really would love to know if someone could suggest how to creat the menu item in gnome and if possible in such a way that Firefox would be available to every user without having to set them up. The only thing I found was close was http://www.thelinuxpimp.com/main/ind...rticle&sid=467 and it did not really work for me. It says that you can right-click on the menu to add/remove items, but it did not work for me.
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