Make the Gnome Menu more accessible/intuitive

Evan R. Murphy evanrmurphy at
Fri Jul 3 04:40:04 UTC 2009

2009/7/2 David <dmf1988 at>:
> In general I have found Gnome to operate exactly in the manner that I
> would expect it too. For instance, unlike Windows, a dialog in one
> program does not prevent the use of other programs. However, there are
> nevertheless some shortcomings. One of the biggest is the Gnome Menu.
> There is no built-in method of altering the contents of the menu or
> even a built-in way of checking what command is issued by a particular
> menu item. Instead, one must open alacarte or a similar program in
> order to access this information. Although unlikely in actual
> implementations, this allows for the possibility that one could have
> the Gnome Menu installed without alacarte and thus have no easy way of
> modifying the contents of the menu. I propose that the Gnome Menu be
> modified so that right-clicking on an item allows one to view and edit
> its name and the command it issues. This is what one would intuitively
> expect from the menu.

Well said. I agree entirely and await other responses with interest.
Perhaps this grievance would be better voiced on a GNOME mailing list,

Evan R. Murphy

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