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Old 05-29-2006, 04:09 AM   #1
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XFCE Basic Menu Editing Question


I recently switched to XFCE for my GUI needs. I like the performance increase. Unreal Tournament played noticeably faster! Anyways, I can't figure out how to set up the application menus or add icons to the desktop. I read the documentation but it didn't really discus this. I went to the menu editor in the desktop manager, but it just says system where the programs would normally be listed.
 
Old 05-29-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
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Does anyone here even use this desktop manager?
 
Old 05-29-2006, 05:08 PM   #3
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xfce uses an app called appfinder to fill in the system field in the menu so if an app doesn't show up you have to add it manually, or remove system and just write a custom one like i do, and as for desktop icons they are only natively available in xfce 4.4.
 
Old 05-29-2006, 05:46 PM   #4
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Thanks, I have been doing more research and have come across idesk and fbpanel. I'm looking for the smallest possible (but still very functional) desktop manager. My computer can easily handle more advanced GUI's like KDE and GNOME, but why waist any unneeded resources. At least, I know how to modify the system menu now.
 
Old 05-29-2006, 06:22 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ingvildr
xfce uses an app called appfinder to fill in the system field in the menu so if an app doesn't show up you have to add it manually, or remove system and just write a custom one like i do
See, when I used XFCE I didn't know about appfinder and even when I went to their forums and asked about adding entries to the menu (especially in the "System" bit), all they told me to do was edit menu.xml.

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