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Old 11-19-2003, 02:05 PM   #1
ShockTherapy
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Customising XFCE


XFCE is the perfect shell for me, except there is no way to easily access the system configuration GUIs. Unlike the KDE kcontrol panel or the GNOME start menu, I actually have to remember every command for a GUI config panel in xfce (as far as I can tell).


Fine by me, except the only one I actually know how to type is redhat-config-network.


I know it is possible to run things like kcontrol within xfce, it will display pretty much correct info but some functions won't work.

Is there any way to customise XFCE to include some elements of GNOME and some of KDE. Life would be much simpler with someone as small as a system menu.

Or do I just have to copy the text of all the names down and type it into the run command.


I hope this is clear, but if it isnt just tell me and I will try and explain again.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 08:41 PM   #2
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XFCE has a panel and menu. Since you are asking about Red Hat Administration commands do this:

ls /usr/sbin/redhat-config*
ls /usr/bin/redhat-config-*

Then manually add them to the panel or menu.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 08:47 PM   #3
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right, the menu is menu.xml in /usr/local/etc/xfce4, and you can make launchers for the panel pretty easily.
 
Old 11-22-2003, 04:28 AM   #4
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I just used menumaker and it did all the dirty work fo me http://menumaker.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 11-22-2003, 11:36 AM   #5
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I just used menumaker and it did all the dirty work fo me http://menumaker.sourceforge.net/
cheater! thanks for the link, that looks like a cool little app.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 05:26 PM   #6
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right, the menu is menu.xml in /usr/local/etc/xfce4, and you can make launchers for the panel pretty easily.
Hey man, when I go to /usr/local/etc/, only mplayer has a directory there. I'm running a search for menu.xml, but it's taking forever and I don't think I'll have any luck. I know there HAS to be a file of it somewhere, because otherwise I wouldn't have any menus for my wheel button and my right button.... Any idea where it's default location is on Slack9.1 or slack current?
 
Old 01-18-2004, 06:24 PM   #7
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try "locate" instead of find:

locate menu.xml
 
Old 01-18-2004, 09:35 PM   #8
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the location is /etc/xfce4/menu.xml
 
Old 01-19-2004, 12:49 AM   #9
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Quote:
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the location is /etc/xfce4/menu.xml
Is this for Slackware? I read in the default documents that come with XFCE where the default paths are supposed to be, but there was nothing there. The next time I go back on my linux box, I'll check that out.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 10:01 AM   #10
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Found it. For slackware, the default is /etc/X11/xfce4/menu.xml
 
Old 01-19-2004, 12:01 PM   #11
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i run slackware, and mine is in /usr/local/etc/xfce4. weird.

my one complaint about linux: everything added to the system should go in the same place! /usr/local or /usr/share, or just get everyone to *decide* where the extra stuff should go. after all, no one has a problem dumping everything in ~/
 
Old 01-19-2004, 04:55 PM   #12
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i run slackware, and mine is in /usr/local/etc/xfce4. weird.

my one complaint about linux: everything added to the system should go in the same place! /usr/local or /usr/share, or just get everyone to *decide* where the extra stuff should go. after all, no one has a problem dumping everything in ~/
everything goes to the same place everything you compile from source go to /usr/local and if you install from an RPM, ebuild, tgz, deb or any other I'm forgetting about goes to /usr and conf files to /etc , but there are some distros that just like to do it some other weird way
 
Old 01-19-2004, 05:27 PM   #13
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Oh well, what matters is that I found the path. Now if anybody has my same problem, they'll know where to look, as long as they use the SEARCH function....
 
Old 03-05-2004, 05:41 PM   #14
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Hi,
is there a way to add the gnome or kde menu to the xfce panel?
I mean only the menu not the hole bar.

thx
 
Old 09-25-2005, 12:34 AM   #15
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Is there a way to enlarge Header font size?

Thanks.
 
  


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