[xubuntu-users] Couple of questions from a new xubuntu old ubuntu user

Stefan Schwarzburg stefan.schwarzburg at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 30 11:04:46 UTC 2007

2007/4/30, Ben Edwards <funkytwig at gmail.com>:

> Now for the questions.
> Was trying to dock a launcher on the top panel to launch term.  When I
> booted the live CD I though I could use right click on the menu item
> to do this. However in my HD install right click simple launches the
> application.

Right-click should give you a menu, saying soemthing like:
Properties; Move; Remove; Add new item; customize panel;
If this is not the case: what happens at a left-click?

So I though OK, ile look at the menu.  Applications->Settings->Menu
> Editor seemed to do this but did not load the current menu.  Had a
> look around and could not find the current menu.xml file.  Where is
> this?

>From xfce.org:

A right-click on the desktop backdrop opens a menu that allows you to start
some applications. Its configuration file, menu.xml, can be found under the
path $sysconfdir/xdg/xfce4/menu.xml. For binary packages, $sysconfdir is
often /etc and for source compiles, it defaults to /usr/local/etc.

While it is possible to edit the file manually, the recommended method for
editing the menu.xml file is via the Xfce 4 Menu Editor, which can be
started by running *xfce4-menueditor*, or using the "Edit desktop menu"
button available from the Menu tab of the Desktop settings dialog. The menu
editor also supports drag'n'drop from a file manager.

If you've edited the menu via *xfce4-menueditor*, the user-customized menu
file will be saved to $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/xfce4/desktop/menu.xml.
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME usually defaults to ~/.config. If editing the file
manually, copying it to this location first is the preferred method.
I hope you find it there?

> So I cant find the name of the executable for 'Terminal' so I can
> greate a launcher for it;(

which Terminal -> /usr/bin/Terminal
This is the xfce Terminal :-)

Hope this helps,

> Ben
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