A few Lubuntu Menu things...

Jordan florentior at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 18:53:27 UTC 2013

I've found it useful to create desktop files that point to configuration 
files.  I can't remember where these files are when I need them most and 
I'm too lazy to use commands to track down the files.  I'd rather not 
create aliases or write up shell scripts when desktop files are simpler 
to create for an ad hoc situation.

A gui (whatever your flavor) is there because it does certain things 
better than the console.  It's harder to visualize files spatially 
without Thunar or similar gui file manager.


On 12/30/2013 01:34 PM, Israel wrote:
> <snip>
> I will try to get an idea of where the major disconnect is here.
> As Aere Greenway pointed out some time ago, some applications are
> command line only, so I think some small percentage of these *could* be
> related to that, but I also think making a desktop file for a non-GUI
> app is almost pointless, at least for me.  If I want to use grep, I
> wouldn't want to launch it from the applications menu, unless it was
> some sort of GUI app.  I'd rather be able to pass arguments to it, and
> flip back through the previous commands, use other things in a chain
> with it, etc...  Though there may be a small set of programs that might
> be useful to run from the menu that are command line only
> On 12/30/2013 09:03 AM, Eric Bradshaw wrote:
>> E
>> E-Book Viewer (no icon)
>> Icon=calibre
>> EBView
>> Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/ebview.xpm
>> Edfhed (no icon)
>> [Icon line missing completely]
>> EDFviewer
>> Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/pymca.xpm
>> eFTE (no icon)
>> Icon=efte
>> Elementsinfo
>> Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/pymca.xpm
>> Email-Reminder (no icon)
>> [Icon line missing completely]
>> Ember (no icon)
>> Icon=ember
>> EMBOSS Explorer (no icon)
>> Icon=emboss-explorer
>> Emerillon (no icon)
>> Icon=emerillon
>> Emilia Pinball
>> Icon=pinball.xpm
>> emu8051 (no icon)
>> [Icon line missing completely]
>> Esperanza (no icon)
>> Icon=xmms2
>> eToys
>> Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/activity-etoys.xpm
>> Euler
>> Icon=euler-32.xpm
>> Evolvotron (no icon)
>> [Icon line missing completely]
>> ExpoBlending (no icon in menu, but shows on desktop)
>> Icon=kipi-expoblending
>> I'm working my way (alphabetically) through the Lubuntu Software
>> Center as I feel it's the likeliest way new users would install new
>> software. I've got it divided into (too) big and no icons on a webpage
>> table just because it's easier for me to understand/keep track that
>> way - and I figured it might be easier for others. It's currently in
>> my own Dropbox Public folder
>> [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4112637/Big-or-No-Icons-in-Lubuntu.html].
>> I can certainly put it on my server at computers4christians.org, but
>> didn't want to offend, detract, etc. Our C4C Lubuntu ReSpin isn't
>> officially connected with Canonical or Lubuntu. I also don't know
>> where/how to put it up anywhere else that would be better/more useful
>> for folks already working on these or similar issues.
>> Eric

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