fslint menu items still gone...

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Tue Nov 15 19:49:59 UTC 2016


On 11/15/2016 01:28 PM, rikona wrote:
> Hello NoOp,
>
> Monday, November 14, 2016, 6:28:39 PM, NoOp wrote:
>
>> On 11/14/2016 5:33 PM, rikona wrote:
>>> Hello NoOp,
>>>
>>> Monday, November 14, 2016, 4:32:58 PM, NoOp wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 11/14/2016 03:57 PM, NoOp wrote:
>>>>> On 11/14/2016 10:01 AM, rikona wrote:
>>>>>> On Sun, 13 Nov 2016 22:17:59 -0800
>>>> ...
>>>>>>> There are no menus in the top/active menu bar:
>>>>>>> http://write.flossmanuals.net/fslint/common-interface-items/
>>>>>>> http://www.pixelbeat.org/fslint/
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I realize you can't see the menu, and it is not described well in
>>>>>> references.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> BUT - here is a photo of the menus in the top/active menu bar:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> https://s19.postimg.org/7ad6hcrzn/fslint_menus01.jpg
>>>>>>
>>>>>> As you can see, there are items in the menu bar, as well as sub-menus
>>>>>> and sub-sub-menus. As I said, there ARE menu items.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> What version is that? I cannot get a menu to appear on GNOME, GNOME
>>>>> Classic, GNOME Flashback (compiz or metacity), or Unity. I can't recall
>>>>> ever seeing a menu, but I'll see if I can find an old 12.x version to
>>>>> verify.
>>>>>
>>>
>>>> I turned on all Unity defaults & installed the 12.04 version & still
>>>> no menus:
>>>
>>> My 12.04 was fully updated not that long ago. It also had a TON of
>>> pgms installed. Since this seems to be a gtk issue, it might be that
>>> the right gtk stuff was installed somehow. It does have a LOT of gtk
>>> stuff!
>>>
>>>> $ apt policy fslint
>>>
>>> Hmmm... when I run this I get 'command not found' so couldn't compare
>>> with your result, and apt is not on the list of suggested things I
>>> might have meant to install. :-) My box was std Ubuntu.
>>>
>
>> It is the 'new & improved' apt in 16.04. Use:
>
>> $ apt-cache policy fslint
>> fslint:
>>   Installed: 2.40-1
>>   Candidate: 2.44-2
>>   Version table:
>>      2.44-2 500
>>         500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64
>> Packages
>>         500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe i386
>> Packages
>>  *** 2.40-1 100
>>         100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
>
> OK - that worked in 12.04. 2.42-2 is installed there; 2.44-2 is in
> 16.04.
>
>> Note from the above that I even installed a non-repository 2.40-1
>> version to test (menu only - I didn't turn it loose on my system) -
>> same result. So you may be right regarding gtk issues. I think I
>> have an old 12.04 VM around somewhere that I'll try if I find it.
>> However, I think you'll have to do without the menu(s) for now.
>
> It is certainly looking like that. Unfortunately, without the menus it
> is essentially useless except for very trivial tasks that can be done
> other ways. I used to use this pgm all the time - it is a great tool,
> and I don't know of another that is nearly as good. :-((
>

this maybe totally off  base but were there keyboard shortcuts to the 
menu items you used to see?  If they function maybe you could salvage 
some use out of the app.

Regards,  Jim




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