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Old 01-31-2004, 07:55 PM   #1
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adding applications to main menu


i have linux rh 9 with gnome.

how do i add applications to the sub menus of the main menu?
 
Old 01-31-2004, 08:14 PM   #2
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1. Open up nautilus
2. In the location bar, type "applications://"
3. add symbolic links to the programs you want
 
Old 02-01-2004, 04:07 AM   #3
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how do i make symbolic links? there is nothing in any of the menus that suggest the ability to do so. when i try to open the new launcher selection in the pulldown brought on by the right click, nothing happens, even as root. when i try to copy a launcher, i get an unsupported action.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 04:45 AM   #4
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Oops, sorry, you don't actually want to create symbolic links. Instead:
3. Right click in the window.
4. Choose "Create Launcher" (If you want to create a submenu, go "Create Folder" instead.
5. Fill in the values you want and click OK
 
Old 02-01-2004, 05:31 AM   #5
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When I try to do this (as user or root) I get an error - "Unsupported Opperation."

However if I edit the ".desktop" files in /usr/share/applications, I have no problems and the changes are reflected immediately.

Could someone please explain why this is???

Thanks in Advance
From Ian
 
Old 09-10-2007, 04:52 PM   #6
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Sometimes when installing applications the links are not created by default. To add one manually follow these steps:

$ cd /usr/share/applications
$ sudo nano myapp.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Name = myapp
Comment = My Aplication
Exec = /usr/bin/myapp
Icon = /usr/share/myapp/myapp.png
Terminal = false
Type = Application
Categories = Application;AudioVideo;

Ctrl+O to save the changes
(There are more parameters but im not gonna write them all)

The most important parameters are Exec, Icon, Terminal and Categories.

Exec: The application launcher.

Icon: The icon path

Terminal: true if requires terminal

Categories: This one sets where the launcher will be shown.

Now if you go to Applications->Sound & Video you will see the MyApp launcher.

enjoy!
 
  


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