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Old 10-23-2002, 01:35 PM   #1
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Customizing the redhat 8.0 menu in KDE & or Gnome


I just installed RedHat 8.0 Very impressed. Except for the fact that I can't figure out how to customize the menus -- especially add different programs to the menus.

Can someone tell me how to do this... I would especially like to do this in gnome, as that is my favorite desktop manager... but KDE will do.
 
Old 10-23-2002, 02:49 PM   #2
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In Gnome you can browse to the application on the RedHat icon and then right-click on it. There will be an option "add this launcher to panel". Click that and you will see that programs icon show up on the taskbar.



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Old 10-23-2002, 03:50 PM   #3
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I'm not talking about the panel. I need to add things to the menu.
 
Old 10-23-2002, 07:15 PM   #4
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Well aren't we testy. According to the Gnome Help file you should be able to right click on a menu and browse >entire menu>add new item to this menu. However, I am using RH8.0 and that option doesn't show up for me.
 
Old 10-23-2002, 09:27 PM   #5
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sorry... didn't mean to come accross badly . Hoping to be able to change the menus though, because everything else seems to be working well.

Any ideas?
 
Old 10-24-2002, 09:39 AM   #6
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I'm not sure why the RH8 install doesn't include the other menu options that should be there according to the Gnome documentation. It looks like there are about 4 more menu selections that aren't available and one of them is the one you want to be able to add programs to menus. Maybe someone who is more familiar with Gnome can help you out. I would think that the only way to get those missing menu selections back would be to recompile Gnome.

Hopefully someone knows the answer to this because I would like to have this available myself. What I have done in the meanwhile is just created the shortcuts to apps I use the most often on my desktop.
 
Old 10-24-2002, 10:31 AM   #7
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Ok, im still a newb and have only been using redhat for a week now, but im going to take a shot at this. I was wondering the same thing, so i did a little messing around and may have come up with something for ya.

if you goto /var/lib/menu

you will see a kde folder, then applications, well on my setup anyways, and if your root, you can add items to other menus like internet, I added a link to netscape ( which i draged from panel ) and it worked. Still havent figured out how to add a new category to it, but I hope this leads you in the right direction.

Maybe an easier way to do it, dunno thou.

Wow, take windows away and use linux only and it puts the fun back into getting on the computer and figuring things out

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Old 10-24-2002, 11:11 AM   #8
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I don't see a menu folder in my /var/lib I looked in the help file and found a reference to a Menu Editor that looks like what is needed but there is no shortcut on my menus for it. LOL GG RH.

It looks like you might be able to go into the Start Here > Applications> and then click in the folder you want to add the application in and right-click and choose >Add New Launcher.
 
Old 10-24-2002, 11:21 AM   #9
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tried that...didn't work for me...
 
Old 10-24-2002, 12:57 PM   #10
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I noticed I could do it ( what I had said ) in gnome, but didnt work for me in kde. Like i stated earlier, im a newb, so dont hit me for trying .
 
Old 10-24-2002, 01:03 PM   #11
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Still working on it. Hopefully one of us will be able to come up with a solution. Because this new Redhat is looking quite nice... I might even stick with it for a while... but only if I can change the menus, and add programs to them
 
Old 10-24-2002, 01:17 PM   #12
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What I dont get is why each of us have RH 8.0 and seem to have differnt directories.

I cant find a gnome folder within the menu folder, but kde is listed there

/var/lib/menu/kde/Applications

I really dont understand why mine is listed differnt, could this have anything to do with installing KDE and Gnome together or seperatly, do ya have both installed?
 
Old 10-24-2002, 01:19 PM   #13
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That might be because I don't have KDE installed.
 
Old 11-06-2002, 10:45 PM   #14
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I am on the same boat, I can't seem to find how to add a menu on RH 8.0 (no kde)
You can go to StartHere->Applications->Whatever
then right click, then "new launcher"
it looks like it is working, but then nothing happens!
I thought it might be a perrmision issue, but it wont work not even as root.

Whats the deal? this should be something easy!
 
Old 11-06-2002, 10:50 PM   #15
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I don't know about Gnome, but in KDE all you do is right click on the "K" menu, and there is an option called "menu editor" which lets you add/remove/customize your menu. You need to know the path to the binary of the program you are trying to add, and then you can choose from a huge list of icons. . .so in gnome try right-clicking on the redhat and see if you get an option there. . .
 
  


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