Menus in Hoary/Gnome2.9

Sebastien Bacher seb128 at
Fri Jan 21 09:36:31 CST 2005

Le vendredi 21 janvier 2005 à 09:19 -0600, thephotoman a écrit :
> Okay, I need to know something: is there a way to edit the Applications 
> menu from the panel in Gnome 2.9, 


You can change the desktop files in /usr/share/applications or add some
user desktop in ~/.local/share/applications. The Categories= line is
used to determine the place of the entry in the menu, the desktop
files/menu follow the freedesktop specifications.

> is the inability for Nautilus to go to 
> applications:/// a bug, or do you intend to make it impossible to adjust 
> menu items in Gnome 2.10?

applications:// was using the vfolder gnomevfs method which has been
dropped in GNOME 2.9 for the new gnome-menus system. A menu editor need
to be written but that will probably not happen for 2.10. There is
nothing specific to the distribution here.
You can also install menu and menu-xdg to get a Debian submenu with
entries for all the applications installed.


Sebastien Bacher

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