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Old 01-06-2005, 11:53 PM   #1
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Gnome menu editing


Hello. I have a question about menu editing in FC3/Gnome. I installed RTCW game on my linux box and uninstalled it later by removing /usr/local/games/wolfenstein directory. Unfortunatelly, it left a shortcut in Applications>Preferences>Games>Wolfenstein menu. Is there a way how to remove the shortcut, please? I know that menu editing in Gnome 2.8 is not user friendly.... Thanks.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 03:02 AM   #2
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filsed;

All the menu entries are in the directory:
/usr/share/applications
in a terminal window, cd into that directory. Notice the entries all end in .desktop
These are the menu items, look for an entry of wolfenstein.desktop or something
that would indicate your wolfenstein menu item.

If you find something that may be it, change the name of the item (as root), using the move command, such as
mv wolfenstein.desktop wolfenstein.nodesktop
then see if the menu item is gone. The menu generator only uses files ending in
.desktop so the .nodesktop file will be ignored. You may have to log off and log back on
for the change to take affect. If this gets rid of the menu item, then remove the file
rm wolfenstein.nodesktop
if it removes something you still want from the menu, change it's name back
mv wolfenstein.nodesktop wolfenstein.desktop
to restore the still needed item.

Good Luck

Pudge

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Old 01-12-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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Thanks Pudge. I found a way how to remove those entries.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 07:05 PM   #4
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Thanks Pudge. I found a way how to remove those entries.
If it's different from what I listed, especially if it's easier, let me know how you did it. The above is the only way I know of, but I'm always open to new ways of doing things.

Pudge
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:47 PM   #5
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I have always wondered why there isn't a menu editor in GNOME 2.x, sort of like Kmenuedit. I am not sure, but I think GNOME 1.4 and below had it.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 01:05 AM   #6
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As I realized, Gnome menu editor is NOT a priority for the Gnome development team. I hope that they will change their minds in the future.....

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