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Old 11-09-2004, 03:54 PM   #1
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Xfce Start/Kicker menu


I might just be thick (possible cause) but I can't seem to figure out how to created a start menu (as in MS Windows / KDE / Gnome) in Xfce.

I want to create a Office Menu, Internet Menu, Multimedia Menu, etc.

If I create a seperate icon for all the progams I want to install then I am going to end up with one heck of a long taskbar and it won't look very professional.

On another topic, where is the standard place to put programs I install.
eg. I installed OOo to /usr/bin/OOo and Firefox to /usr/bin/Firefox. Is that correct?
Old 11-09-2004, 06:42 PM   #2
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If you're using 4.0.6, you can add a menu to any icon. right-click on the icon, go to properties, and check the box that says "add menu to launcher" (or something along those lines).

With the recent 4.2 betas, you can also add a typical "start" menu (which i think is what you want). right-click on the panel, add new item, and choose xfce menu.
Old 11-09-2004, 08:00 PM   #3
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1) For the old versions of XFCE, there is a desktop right click menu. You can edit this by editing the file /etc/X11/xfce4/menu.xml. This file is pretty self explatantory, but unfortunately you cant add icons, or add the desktop menu to the panel. I suggest that you upgrade to version 4.2, it has several good new features.

2) Normally, you install the program files to /opt or /usr/local. Then you can create a symbolic link in /usr/bin to the actual executable in /usr/bin. Eg you would install firefox to /opt/firefox, and then create a symbolic link to the firefox binary in /ur/bin - "ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /ur/bin"

I hope this helps


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