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Old 03-28-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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Moved from KDE to GNOME :S

I installed OpenSUSE 10 and decided to try GNOME out seeing as I've always used KDE. I'm fine with KDE, very intuitive. GNOME looks clean tidy and seems nice, but I'm lost on something and I feel really daft asking it . I removed Firefox 1.0.7 to put 1.5.1 on there, and I can't for the life of me figure out where to create an icon on the menu bar and make it a known application. It's straightforward enough in KDE, but isn't there a little menueditor or something?

Old 03-28-2006, 01:59 PM   #2
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gnoem is a little awkward, now the menu thing is spread ouit accross your system. The best tool I have found for making your own custom menu entries is alacarte, install that from the suse repos, then use that and then there should be a menu enty for that app, launch it and then just make the entried you want. It wont allow you to remove entried created by root though.
Old 03-28-2006, 02:00 PM   #3
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the use repos should have firefox 1.5 in there i would have thought they would have updated to that.
Old 03-29-2006, 01:55 AM   #4
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Can not guarantee that it will work for Suse and I never tried it myself:
from the ubuntu forum

further a google search gnome menu edit
Old 03-29-2006, 07:22 AM   #5
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Install the Alacarte Menu Editor as Michael suggested. It will allow you to edit your own personal menu just like Kmenuedit. The problem with GNOME is that whilst they try and make it simple and clean, there are still too many half baked applications (its default menu editor doesn't actually edit menus) and its not quite as easy as KDE to configure.


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