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Old 05-26-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
Tim Johnson
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Kickoff Application Launches from /usr/bin rather than /usr/local/bin


Using Slackware 12.0 32-bit. KDE KDE 4.2.4
When I choose the Menu (Kickoff Application Launcher)
then choose Development, and then 'Emacs' I get the
version of emacs that came with the distribution.

It is at /usr/bin

In the meantime, I have installed a compiled version of emacs that
is installed at /usr/local/bin.

How do I modify Slack so that the App launcher launches
/usr/local/bin/emacs?

thanks
tim
 
Old 05-26-2010, 09:25 PM   #2
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Make sure /usr/local/bin is before /usr/bin in your $PATH if you're launching from a shell. If you are launching from a menu item then it is likely hard-coded to launch /usr/bin/emacs, so you could either create another menu item or edit that one. I don't use KDE anymore and haven't really done much with 4.x so I can't help you with that, but I believe my advice is valid.
 
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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Make sure /usr/local/bin is before /usr/bin in your $PATH if you're launching from a shell. If you are launching from a menu item then it is likely hard-coded to launch /usr/bin/emacs, so you could either create another menu item or edit that one. I don't use KDE anymore and haven't really done much with 4.x so I can't help you with that, but I believe my advice is valid.
I noted that a right click on the menu gives me the menu editor and
it appears to work just as on KDE 3~.
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