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Old 07-29-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
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Installing Gnome-Swallow - How to add it to my list of applets?


Ok, I am really getting fed up. I decided to switch over to Gnome on my desktop for a little flare (I normally use Fluxbox), but it's user-friendliness is getting to me.. I can't, for the life of me, find a way to add swallow to the list of apps (as in gnome dockapps) so I can add it to a panel! The swallow readme just assumes it's added automatically, but it isn't in my case.

I'm running Slack 10 with whatever version of Gnome comes with it..

I like some of gnome's features, but this is really getting to me - If I could just edit a rc file or something I would be happy, but I can't find one.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 02:12 PM   #2
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theres a folder somewhere, perhaps hidden, where there are files for each thing in the applications menu (the start menu type affair). if you can find them, try editing one of the current ones to change it to swallow. if you mean the quick start type thing, just drag-and-drop an icon there.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 02:17 PM   #3
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I don't mean quickstart - I'm essentially talking about adding a gnome dockapp to the panel, like you should, except it's a 3rd party dockapp.

I guess I'll search again, but I already spent an hour sifting through directories..
 
Old 07-29-2004, 02:28 PM   #4
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Some guesses here:
/usr/share/gnome/apps
/usr/local/share/gnome/apps
/usr/share/applications
 
Old 07-29-2004, 02:33 PM   #5
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nope.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 02:35 PM   #6
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nope that you don't have those folders? try:
find / -name *.desktop
try having at look at them, then editing them and see if the apps menu changes.
 
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Nope as in nothing in those folders does what I need.

Nothing came up on the find either.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 02:42 PM   #8
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http://www.gnome.org/start/2.0/menuediting.html
 
Old 07-29-2004, 02:50 PM   #9
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I still can't find the menu entry to edit...

I need to find the menu entry for right clicking on a panel - With the "Add to Panel" folder.
 
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I did some looking in the install files.. It looks like everything should be working, however it's quite apparent it isn't :/
 
  


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