does ubuntu come with this software?

Lee Braiden lee_b at
Mon Sep 19 17:18:02 UTC 2005

On Monday 19 September 2005 17:58, admin wrote:
> i remember years ago with mandrake 8 on a x86 pc you could choose what
> programs went into your gnome and K menus

Most programs (except for ones that are mainly useful on the command line) do 
go into the debian/ubuntu menu automatically, if you install the "menu" 

> but in recent versions of linux i haven't been able to find that utility
> if a program is installed but isn't in the gnome or K menu, how do you
> put it there?

In KDE, you can just right-click on the menu, and choose edit menus.  But it's 
better to use the menu package, even if you need to manually add a menu 
entry.  To do that with menu, you just need to copy a file, and edit the 
program name and command to match yours, then run the update-menus program.  
That way, the system will "know" about the menu item, and can take care of it 
for you in future.

The easiest way, however, is to just an an icon to your panel, that runs that 
program, by right-clicking on the panel.

Again, though, you shouldn't really have to worry about any of this -- it'll 
probably just be there.

Lee Braiden
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