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Old 12-07-2004, 06:02 PM   #1
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Editing Menus - Gnome - Fedora Core 3

I can't remove/add/edit launchers in the gnome menu on linux. Not the bottom menu, the menu with the red hat that has sub-menus like "Sound and Video"
Redhat Icon-> Sound & Video-> Sound Recorder
Sound recorder is the launcher. Anyway I can't edit the menu because it won't let me select the "remove" or "properties" feature, or "Add New Icon To This Menu" or w/e it is. Its grayed out. When I get into the properties of something, everything is gray and I can't edit it. =.=
Old 12-20-2004, 09:49 AM   #2
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# Q: How do I edit the menus in the panel?
A: There is no easy way to do this in modern versions of GNOME.

If you really want to change things, the menu items are ".desktop" text files in /usr/share/applications/. You can edit them in a text editor (like gedit) if you are root. You can use a command-line utility called desktop-file-install to add new .desktop files you create yourself. If you want to know how to write .desktop files, you can either look at the existing ones in /usr/share/applications, or you can read the (somewhat technical) .desktop specification.

KDE has a program called kmenuedit that you can run to edit the menu.


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