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Old 07-23-2005, 01:49 PM   #1
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How to edit Gnome Applications Menu ?


How do I add some app to the Gnome Applications Menu?

Im using dropline gnome 2.10
 
Old 07-23-2005, 01:53 PM   #2
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http://www.realistanew.com/projects/smeg/
 
Old 07-23-2005, 09:03 PM   #3
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Does it work?
 
Old 07-23-2005, 10:41 PM   #4
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Does it work?
Yes.
 
Old 07-24-2005, 12:43 AM   #5
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not with dropline gnome ;/
 
Old 07-24-2005, 01:06 AM   #6
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I didn't get it working,too. The error is:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./smeg", line 30, in ?
from MenuHandler import MenuHandler
ImportError: No module named MenuHandler

I did install pyxdg package and it still doesn't working.
 
Old 07-24-2005, 01:38 AM   #7
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I'm sorry. I didn't realize Dropline Gnome was different from regular Gnome. I did a search for menu editing on the dropline.net site and came up with this:

http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:r...=en&lr=lang_en
 
Old 07-24-2005, 08:01 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by aysiu
http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:r...=en&lr=lang_en
That's out of date and won't work in GNOME 2.10, as the way the Applications menu works has changed.

If you can't get Smeg to work, pretty much your only option is to manually edit the *.desktop files in /usr/share/applications
 
Old 07-24-2005, 08:46 AM   #9
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Check out some files in /usr/share/applications, and you will understand the syntax.
 
Old 07-24-2005, 11:25 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by aysiu
I'm sorry. I didn't realize Dropline Gnome was different from regular Gnome.
It's NOT different from regular Gnome. The Gnome devs decided Gnome users no longer needed a way to manually edit the menus, NOT the Dropline Gnome devs. DLG is nothing more than the STANDARD release of Gnome compiled for Slackware with i686 optimizations. Some have reservations because of the addition of PAM and replacing X with their own packages, but as far as any additions to Gnome, there aren't any to the best of my knowledge.
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Originally posted by aysiu
[B I did a search for menu editing on the dropline.net site and came up with this:

http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:r...=en&lr=lang_en [/B]
As AxelFendersson stated the method in that forum post is outdated and no longer works with Gnome 2.10, regardles of the packagers.

Smeg *should* work with DLG and one of the forum members built a package for it. You can forum thread with the download location is located HERE (give it a while to load, seems the forums on sourceforge are awfully slow for some reason). Matter of fact I've downloaded and installed it and it runs. I haven't used it, but it will open.

The best way, at least until the Gnome devs give us back our menu editor, is to do what objorkum suggests by looking at some of the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications to see how an application is added to the menu and then making the necessary changes to the .desktop file that you want to add. HINT: Look at the Type= and Catagories= field. The thing is you can't create your own menu items, just add apps to pre-existing ones.

Later,
MMYoung
 
Old 07-24-2005, 02:59 PM   #11
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yeah, I will try some get .desktop sintax and make my owns...

thk!
 
Old 07-25-2005, 02:43 AM   #12
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try 'applications:///'

sometime this will help
quoted form Linuce
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Start Nautilus.
In the Location entry, type "applications:///" You can also customize your GNOME
menu from this URI.
Then, from a Terminal, run "killall gnome-panel" :
the GNOME panel will be restarted automatically by the GNOME session
manager and the GNOME menu will be updated.

%%%%%%%%%%
 
Old 07-25-2005, 07:21 AM   #13
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Re: try 'applications:///'

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Originally posted by rkrishna
sometime this will help
quoted form Linuce
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Start Nautilus.
In the Location entry, type "applications:///" You can also customize your GNOME
menu from this URI.
Then, from a Terminal, run "killall gnome-panel" :
the GNOME panel will be restarted automatically by the GNOME session
manager and the GNOME menu will be updated.

%%%%%%%%%%
That doesn't work for Gnome 2.10 as there is no "applications:///". That was what I did with versions 2.6 and (I think) 2.8 Gnome.

Later,
MMYoung
 
Old 07-25-2005, 12:42 PM   #14
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hi thnks

hi thanks mmyoung for the correction and also sorry for not reading entire thread as thsi suggection was posted earlier

i didnt try tht for gnome 2.10
tehn let me also try other way

Last edited by rkrishna; 07-25-2005 at 01:03 PM.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 01:21 PM   #15
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I think the best way is to make your own .desktop files checking the syntax of the others...
 
  


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