LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-20-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
linuxnwb
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Menu entries (kde/gnome/xfce)


Hi

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?

Thanks!

Linuxnwb

PS: What is the correct/default path to extract firefox (I'm using fc3)?

Last edited by linuxnwb; 06-20-2006 at 10:52 AM.
 
Old 06-20-2006, 10:59 AM   #2
b0uncer
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: CentOS, OS X
Posts: 5,131

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
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
 
Old 06-20-2006, 11:07 AM   #3
linuxnwb
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
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/.

Last edited by linuxnwb; 06-20-2006 at 11:23 AM.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 01:32 PM   #4
craig467
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Maine
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 65

Rep: Reputation: 15
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.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kde menu has non-existent Gnome entries Haiyadragon Linux - Software 1 01-27-2005 03:28 AM
kde menu entries lost sepp Linux - Software 0 07-26-2004 04:47 AM
KDE menu entries disapear SAC82 Linux - Software 0 06-11-2004 09:52 AM
how do you add/remove Gnome menu entries manually? randomx Linux - General 2 10-16-2003 10:06 PM
XFCE and kde/gnome apps (launcher menu question) JimDog Linux - Newbie 2 10-11-2003 07:43 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration