Adding menu entries to Wine...

Brian Lunergan ff809 at
Wed Mar 4 21:54:00 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 13:31 -0500, Brian McKee wrote:

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> Hey Brian
> Programs run under wine aren't really any different than any other
> program in the menus.
> You just need a launcher to access them, and an apropriate logo.  So,
> in rather exhaustive detail, here we go
> 1 - Take a program you already have installed in Wine  Not the Notepad
> or Browse entries that are there by default, but one you've installed.
>  I'm assuming you've installed some thing else already.  Right click
> on it and choose 'add this launcher to desktop'   This will be our
> template.
> 2 - Go to your desktop and right click on the launcher, and choose 'Properties'
> 3 - Go to the Launcher tab in the Properties window (last one)
> 4 - Copy the entire string shown in the middle 'Command' box.
> 5 - Go to System -> Preferences -> Main Menu
> 6 - Pick the spot you want your new launcher on the tree on the left,
> then choose new item on the right
> 7 - Leave it set as 'application', Name is whatever you want to call
> it, and Comment is what will appear in the pop up box if you hover
> your mouse over.
> 8 - Paste in the copied string into the 'Command' box, then edit it
> for your application.  For instance, I have one like this
>         env WINEPREFIX="/home/me/.wine" wine "C:\Program Files\Lubrifiner.exe"
>    All you need to do is change the c:\Program Files to the right
> location for your program
> 9 - Click on the springplate icon to pick a new icon - if you navigate
> to ~/.wine/path to your program/ there is often a .ico file you can
> use to get the 'correct' icon for the program
> 10 - Pitch the template launcher off your desktop


Thanks very much.

I'll give your instructions a try out and see how things go.

Brian Lunergan
Nepean, Ontario

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