A few Lubuntu Menu things...

Jordan florentior at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 19:31:39 UTC 2013

No, I don't make icons, though I have an icon I use only for 
configuration files.  I used an icon that came with LXDE.

Frequently used CLI tasks (cache cleaning, un/mounting drives, etc.) can 
be built into a rotating menu.  I use the "dialog" command (apt-get it) 
to create a series of yes/no dialog boxes.  This set of commands can be 
placed directly in .bashrc (in that case, the dialog boxes will start up 
with every new terminal), aliased, embedded in another script, or run 
through the gui desktop.  Lots of possibilities.


On 12/30/2013 02:15 PM, Israel wrote:
> Do you mean executing something like leafpad (geany/gedit, etc...) to
> open the config file?  I was talking more about CLI only apps... I
> totally understand making a desktop file for a config file that you use
> a lot.
> Do you make icons for them as well?
> On 12/30/2013 12:53 PM, Jordan wrote:
>> 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.
>> Jordan
>> 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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