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Old 08-25-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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Can't add gnome menu items with smeg


I'm trying to set up gnome in debian, but I want to be able to edit my menu. So I downloaded smeg, which I had already used successfuly in Ubuntu, and eventually managed to install it on Debian despite some dependency troubles. However, I can't actually add items to my menu. I can hide items that were already there, but for some reason adding items has no effect. I've made an attempt to make some sense of the ~/.config/menus/ and /etc/xdg/menus/ files, and as far as I can tell my entries are being added to the former, but I can't seem to fathom why they aren't showing up in my menu. Any ideas or assistance would be much appreciated.
Old 08-31-2005, 01:36 AM   #2
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I've had the same problem on Fedora. If you just change the visibility on already existing menu items does that work? I can do that at least, but nothing else (although, like you it looks to me like the new entries are added to the applications-menu file).

Last edited by Sledge; 09-01-2005 at 11:58 PM.
Old 09-15-2005, 08:59 PM   #3
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I'm running FC4 and have managed to add a couple of menu items without the benefit of a menu editor.
The item you add should be a .desktop file that ends up in /usr/share/applications. There is also a place for user only menus... think it might be in ~/.config somewhere.

Whatever the case, try cat menu-item.desktop and see if it contains Categories=Application;Office or something similar.
Internet stuff is the 'Network" category.

Can't think of any reason other than the categories for it not showing up. Sometimes, though not always, I had to log out then back in before it showed up.


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