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Old 08-07-2018, 09:04 PM   #1
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gnome+RHEL: How to add launcher to right-mouse-button context menu?

Hi! After some struggle I managed to create a launcher and to make it appear under the "Applications->System Utilities" menu. How can I make it appear also in the right-mouse-button context menu of the desktop? I have gnome 3.14.2 on RHEL server 3.7 (non-root user).
Thanks in advance for any help!

P.S. My launcher is ~/.local/share/applications/ssh_to_workserver01.desktop, and this are its contents:

[Desktop Entry] 
Exec=ssh workserver01 
Old 08-08-2018, 02:52 AM   #2
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Use the gconf editor. The context menu should be in there.
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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, the gconf editor is NOT installed in this machine (and I don't have root access). All I can use is gsettings and gconftool-2. Any ideas on which keys I can try to modify/add to include my launcher in the desktop right-mouse-button menu?
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I just discovered dconf is also installed! Still clueless of what to search for/modify, though


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