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Old 06-09-2005, 07:28 PM   #1
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Application Menu + Gnome


Hey all,

I tried searching for this, but surprisingly came up empty. I was just wondering how to add launchers to the Applications menu. I've read that I should be able to just right click anywhere and something should pop up where I can add to menu. Unfortunately, when I right click nothing happens.

I'm using SuSE 9.3 and Gnome. I'm a very new Linux user, so bare with me

Thanks in advance,
Matt
 
Old 06-10-2005, 12:20 PM   #2
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GNOME 2.10 disabled the editing of the menus, so you have to create an entry manually. Take a look at the *.desktop files in /usr/share/applications and use those as a guide to create your own.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 12:53 PM   #3
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Thanks... that sucks haha Good luck to me

Later,
Matt
 
Old 06-13-2005, 07:31 AM   #4
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Hi,

I want to add/remove some entries from my gnome menu. I went in /usr/share/applications and find some of the icons there, but not all.Can somebody please assist in where to find the other menu entries.

Thanks !!

Last edited by J22; 06-13-2005 at 08:02 AM.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 09:47 PM   #5
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Hey all,

Well, with some hunting I managed to find this:

http://support.novell.com/techcenter...s/tp10003.html


It's straight from novell, so I figured it would work... but it doesn't. At one point it mentions: " /etc/opt/gnome/gnome-vfs-2.0/vfolder/applications-all-users.vfolder-info" but this file doesn't exist. Am I missing something?

Right now I have:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=JBuilder
Exec= (where it is)
Icon=(the icon location I chose)
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Programming;JBuilder

It adds the launcher to the menu, but in a Applications submenu (no programming menu or anything). Even if I change Categories to Games, it stays in the Applications submenu. I've also tried creating a Programming.directory in /opt/gnome/share/desktop-directories but that didn't help at all.

Is there an easier way? Please please tell me there is! I'd hate to go back to XP because of something so simple

Thanks,
Matt
 
Old 06-15-2005, 02:20 AM   #6
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Try changing the category (in the last line) from "Programming" to "Development".
 
Old 06-15-2005, 07:39 AM   #7
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Alright, I'll give that a shot when I get home.

Is there no way to make my own category?
 
  


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