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Old 03-24-2003, 03:04 AM   #1
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Location of excutables of an application


I'm using GNOME desktop, and some questions about the GUI keep hassling me.

Here's just one of them:

How do I find out the location of the executable of an application?

(We know that in Windows you right-click on the icon of the application, open "Properties", and you see path of the executable.)

Please help me find my way into the Linux world.
 
Old 03-24-2003, 03:12 AM   #2
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right click on the icon and get the Location from "show properties"

this will be the location of the files on your desktop

if you look in the folder you will see files that show up as icons on your desktop

it is probably /home/username/.gnome-desktop

look at the file to see the Exec= line

this is the program executable file..


Code:
cat filename

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Aumix
Comment=Basic audio mixer
Name[en_US.ISO8859-15]=Aumix
Comment[en_US.ISO8859-15]=Basic audio mixer
Exec=/usr/X11R6/bin/aumix-X11
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-vumeter.png
Terminal=false
MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application




this is the executable

/usr/X11R6/bin/aumix-X11
 
Old 03-24-2003, 03:37 AM   #3
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Yeah, this works for the icons on the desktop.

But what about the applications grouped in menus opened by clicking on the Red Hat icon on the lower-right corner of the screen (labeled "Start" menu in Windows)? There are no "Properties" for them. This is why I asked. @_@
 
Old 03-24-2003, 03:39 AM   #4
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ok

mine has properties in the menu if I right click on the start menu item

RedHat 8 has a different theme

you will need to open the menu editor and check there

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 03-24-2003 at 03:41 AM.
 
Old 03-24-2003, 03:54 AM   #5
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maybe this goes back to a more basic question:

how do i edit the Start menu, like add/remove items, regroup categories, etc.?

there is "Menus and Toolbars" in "Preferences", but that's not what i need.

after three weeks experience with RH8, i'm still trying to find my way :-)
 
Old 03-24-2003, 04:01 AM   #6
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You need to use the menu editor

it's buried in the menu somewhere, not very easy to find.
 
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if you run kde you can right click the start button and get to the menu eitor
 
Old 03-25-2003, 10:41 PM   #8
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Re: Location of excutables of an application

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I'm using GNOME desktop, and some questions about the GUI keep hassling me.

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How do I find out the location of the executable of an application?
It seems clunky -- I've yet to find any Gnome menu editor as well (not that I'm looking real hard for it :-) ) -- but if you right-click on a menu item, you get a little popup menu that lets you add the application's launcher to the panel. Once you do that, you can right-click on the application's icon and open the properties window to see the command that runs the app. Then right-click on the app icon on the panel again and delete it. Like I said: clunky. But it works.

Hope this helps,
Rick
 
Old 03-26-2003, 04:03 AM   #9
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yes, rnturn, it's clucky and it works!

sometimes you find it hard to understand the rh(or gnome)'s way of thinking
 
Old 03-26-2003, 08:31 AM   #10
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hard to understand the rh(or gnome)'s way of thinking
Agreed. And I think I've run into this before: I was mostly using KDE back when I was running RH7.x on my desktop since I could modify the menus more easily. Or Enlightenment or some other window managers that made it easy to create my own menus so that I didn't have to wade through all the stuff that the distribution thinks I need to see on a menu.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 11:04 AM   #11
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The version of gnome in RH8 was very new, and implemented a new shared menu system. RH9 will have support for editing the menu. For now, you can get to the launchers in the menu by opening applications:/// in nautilus
 
Old 03-26-2003, 06:30 PM   #12
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For now, you can get to the launchers in the menu by opening applications:/// in nautilus
Hmm.. That's sort of neat. I'll have to see what kind of trouble I can get into using that interface to the menus. :-)

Thanks for the tip. BTW, just where did you run across that anyway?
 
Old 03-26-2003, 07:52 PM   #13
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do you guys know if there is a shortcut to get back to desktop without minimizing all the opened windows one by one?

you know, this is such an icon on the taskbar of Windows.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 08:12 PM   #14
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do you guys know if there is a shortcut to get back to desktop without minimizing all the opened windows one by one?
Are you running all of your applications full-screen? If so, you could go to the panel and set up the workspace switcher to have more virtual desktops. Then you could run each app in it's own workspace. I find that maximizing most applications doesn't caused them to obscure the panel so you could always get to the switcher to navigate between applications.

I've never known a UNIX/Linux user to run apps that way (except games) but most Windows users I know do it. It drives me crazy watching them alt-tab through all the icons that look the same. Just yesterday, I saw someone who was connected to a test database and a production database alt-tab to the wrong window and truncate a table (on the production system). Ruined his afternoon. And I got to recover an 8.5GB compressed export file from tape for him.

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you know, this is such an icon on the taskbar of Windows.
What does that little guy look like? The only things I use on the Windows taskbar (`tray', to be more precise, I guess) is the volume control and the VPN monitor when I'm connected remotely.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 08:22 PM   #15
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yeah, it's an easy way to solve my problem of accessing the desktop. i'm really used to the Desktop on Windows taskbar.

would multiple virtual desktops consume multiple system resources? that's my major concern now.
 
  


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