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Old 01-24-2004, 12:59 AM   #1
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Xfce program menu?


xfce is refreshlingly simple from all the other WM's and at the same time not a resource hog. but I do have a problem.

for example in fluxbox you right click the screen and it shows a list of programs specified in your ~/.fluxbox/menu. the only programs i have been able to launch are programs on the Xfce panel, and as far as I'v seen the only way I can add a program to be launched graphically is by ading an icon to the panel.

does anyone here know a way to make a drop-doun (or pop-up) menu for launching programs in Xfce like most WM's have?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:13 AM   #2
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I've forgotten, and I don't have my box here, but there will be a config file in /etc named something like 'xfce*'. In that you can add programs that can then be accessed from XFCE through right clicks on the desktop!
 
Old 01-24-2004, 06:01 AM   #3
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Don't edit the default menu.xml in /etc/xfce4! Copy that file to the .xfce/ directory in your home directory instead and edit it. The file is very well commented and adding applications is as simple as adding a line where you specify the name of the entry and the name of the program to launch. To add aterm and irssi to the root of the menu, just add this:
Code:
<app name="aterm" cmd="aterm" />
<app name="irssi" cmd="aterm -e irssi" />
To add a submenu with a couple of entries, add this:
Code:
    <menu name="Graphics" visible="yes">
	<app name="The Gimp 1.3" cmd="gimp-1.3"/>
	<app name="gpdf" cmd="gpdf"/>
	<app name="GQView" cmd="gqview"/>
    </menu>
And, like I said, the file is very well documented and everything you need to know is there.

Håkan
 
Old 01-24-2004, 08:50 AM   #4
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If you change the default menu.xml, then it will propagate to all users.

So, the choice is yours, whether to change for a single user or for all the users!
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:12 AM   #5
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Yes, and there's a tool called menumaker which scans the common program dirs (/usr/sbin, /usr/local/bin, etc) and creates desktop menus for XFCE4, *Box and a host of other window managers. Pretty neat, but it adds too much IMHO.

Håkan
 
Old 01-25-2004, 01:15 AM   #6
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And I use xbindkeys to set short-cuts to programs and utilities.

You can find it here --> http://hocwp.free.fr/xbindkeys/xbindkeys.html

Post about your experience...
 
  


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