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Old 09-13-2003, 02:25 PM   #1
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Editing Red Hat 9 main menu

I searched through the forums for previous answers but none of them were satisfactory...

I recently installed Mozilla 1.4 and need to get it into my main menu. However, if I try to delete the old Mozilla icons i get an error. If I go into 'start here' and try to delete the icons I get an unsupported operation error. Why did they make it so hard just to edit the menus? If I right click and try to add a new item to the menu I also get an error. Thanks for any help.

(By the way my Internet menu is completely jacked now after trying to mess with the file. Woohoo.)
Old 09-13-2003, 03:55 PM   #2
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If you want to fully remove the old mozilla, you will have to un-install it.
In the menu, System Settings -> Add/Remove Applications

You can also remove it manually. To get a list of all RPMs with the word mozilla, type:
rpm -qa | grep mozilla
Using the list, remove the old RPMs with the following syntax:
rpm -e package_name
To edit the menu, right-click on the menu icon (the red hat) and select Menu Editor.
Old 09-13-2003, 05:08 PM   #3
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The menu system is currently being transitioned to a new system. Menu editing isn't quite finished yet.

The idea is that menu entries are automatically placed and sorted in the menus. If you don't see any entry at all then, it just means that whatever you used to install it didn't put a menu entry in there. You'd have to write one yourself (it's a .desktop file) or install it from official packages.

I use Firebird from fedora (
Old 09-14-2003, 05:18 AM   #4
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What I do to make menu management a little bit easier in gnome is that I put for all .desktop files from


and then put them in
then rename them in the form of <category>-<app. name>.desktop (if u have many things installed might just skip this step)
when u want to remove an entry just delete the corresponding .resktop entry, when you want to move them around just edit the catogories section in the .desktop file, add ;X-Red-Hat-Base; if u want them to appear in the root menu of the category(like moving them out of the "more <category>" sub menu).
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