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Old 06-12-2004, 03:18 AM   #1
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How do I edit the Gnome Menu?

I'm running FC2 with Gnome.
I've installed some RPMs that have put some icons in strange places in the gnome menu. I would like to be able to edit the menu but I can't see any feature to let me do this.


Old 06-16-2004, 04:01 AM   #2
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This worked with partially RH9, I don't know with Fedora.

As root:
mv default-modules.conf
cp default-modules.conf-with-menu-edit default-modules.conf
Now you can edit the menu by going to applications:/// in Nautilus.

They disable this by default for some reason. I found that I had to restart gnome for the changes to take effect, and that gnome sometimes crashed with no apparent reason, so maybe thats why the disabled it...

I hope this helps
Old 06-17-2004, 05:58 AM   #3
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That got rid of all icons except for a few down the bottom such as "Run Applications" and "Log Out".
Luckily I didn't skip the backup step

I wonder why they've made it so hard to edit the menu. Souldn't it be a fairly straightforward process?

Thanks anyway.



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