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Old 03-20-2005, 11:43 AM   #1
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Customizing the Xfce pop-up menu

I just installed Firefox, and I'd like to add it to my Xfce pop-up menu.

I've gone into the Xfce menu editor, and found that the bulk of the menu seems to be contained in the command "--- include --- system". So, I guess my question is, what is this "system" that the menu editor talks about, and how do I edit it?

Thanks for your help
Old 03-20-2005, 01:20 PM   #2
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Since you've got the menu editor, I am assuming you are using Xfce4.2. Xfce 4.2 keeps its menus in .config/xfce4/desktop/menu.xml. The folks at recommend that you use an editor that understands unicode to edit this file, and they use gedit as an example. Using xfce4's Run... command dialog box, enter "gedit .config/xfce4/desktop/menu.xml". The menu file is pretty well commented, and the other menu entries will also serve as a good example of how the menu entry should look. Xfce4.2 added the ability to add icons to the drop-down menu, but I never took the time to find an icon for firefox.
Old 03-20-2005, 01:30 PM   #3
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The system entry shows (at least on my system) 4 submenus - network, multimedia, accesories and office. My Firefox is by default in the Network submenu. I'm not sure what's the source for this "system" entry, but it doesn't allow you to edit it, unless you replace it with a file source.

You can add Firefox anywhere else, e.g i have it set as "Web Browser" .


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