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SOLVED! Edit/Add items to the menu in xfce?

Postby ccc on Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:06 pm

Hi

Howto Edit/Add items (custom launchers) to the menu in xfce?
BTW I would like to edit the config file manually.
Last edited by ccc on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Edit/Add items to the menu in xfce?

Postby veggen on Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:12 pm

I know of a tool called Lxmed. I know it's Java based, but that's all I know. I've never used it...
Also, I've just discovered MenuLibre, which sounds very promising.
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Re: Edit/Add items to the menu in xfce?

Postby wyrdoak on Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:59 pm

http://xubuntu.wordpress.com/2006/07/12 ... xfce-menu/

or your ".desktop" files are here
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 /usr/share/applications $ ls
alarm-clock.desktop                 mint-xfce4-lock.desktop
aptoncd.desktop                     mono-runtime.desktop
arandr.desktop                      mono-runtime-terminal.desktop
audio-recorder.desktop              mousepad.desktop
bamf.index                          ndisgtk.desktop
baobab.desktop                      ndisgtk-kde.desktop
bleachbit.desktop                   neverputt.desktop
bleachbit-root.desktop              nm-applet.desktop
blueman-manager.desktop             nm-connection-editor.desktop
brasero.desktop                     openjdk-6-java.desktop
brasero-nautilus.desktop            openjdk-6-policytool.desktop
caribou.desktop                     palimpsest.desktop
catfish.desktop                     panel-desktop-handler.desktop
ccsm.desktop                        panel-preferences.desktop
clementine.desktop                  pavucontrol.desktop
compiz.desktop                      pidgin.desktop
defaults.list                       pysol.desktop
eog.desktop                         python2.7.desktop
evince.desktop                      rainlendar2.desktop
exo-file-manager.desktop            rainlendar2-import.desktop
exo-mail-reader.desktop             ristretto.desktop
exo-preferred-applications.desktop  screensavers
exo-terminal-emulator.desktop       seahorse.desktop
exo-web-browser.desktop             simple-scan.desktop
extras-menulibre.desktop            software-properties-gtk.desktop
FBReader.desktop                    sol.desktop
firefox.desktop                     squeeze.desktop
freecell.desktop                    synaptic.desktop
fusion-icon.desktop                 synaptic-kde.desktop
gcalctool.desktop                   system-config-printer.desktop
gconf-editor.desktop                Thunar-bulk-rename.desktop
gcr-viewer.desktop                  Thunar.desktop
gdebi.desktop                       Thunar-folder-handler.desktop
gespeaker.desktop                   thunar-settings.desktop
ghb.desktop                         thunar-volman-settings.desktop
gimp.desktop                        thunderbird.desktop
gksu.desktop                        timidity-interfaces-extra.desktop
gnome-font-viewer.desktop           tomboy.desktop
gnome-keyring-prompt.desktop        totem.desktop
gnome-mplayer.desktop               transmission-gtk.desktop
gnome-nettool.desktop               upload-manager.desktop
gnome-sound-recorder.desktop        vino-preferences.desktop
gnome-terminal.desktop              vlc.desktop
google-chrome.desktop               wine-browsedrive.desktop
google-earth.desktop                wine.desktop
gparted.desktop                     wine-notepad.desktop
gpick.desktop                       wine-uninstaller.desktop
gstreamer-properties.desktop        wine-winecfg.desktop
gthumb.desktop                      wine-winetricks.desktop
gthumb-import.desktop               xchat.desktop
gtk-theme-config.desktop            xfburn.desktop
gucharmap.desktop                   xfce4-accessibility-settings.desktop
gufw.desktop                        xfce4-appfinder.desktop
guvcview.desktop                    xfce4-clipman.desktop
hardinfo.desktop                    xfce4-dict.desktop
hplj1020.desktop                    xfce4-mime-settings.desktop
icedtea-netx-javaws.desktop         xfce4-mixer.desktop
imagewriter.desktop                 xfce4-notes.desktop
imagewriter_kde.desktop             xfce4-notifyd-config.desktop
im-switch.desktop                   xfce4-power-manager-settings.desktop
itweb-settings.desktop              xfce4-run.desktop
jockey-gtk.desktop                  xfce4-screenshooter.desktop
language-selector.desktop           xfce4-sensors.desktop
libreoffice-base.desktop            xfce4-session-logout.desktop
libreoffice-calc.desktop            xfce4-settings-editor.desktop
libreoffice-draw.desktop            xfce4-taskmanager.desktop
libreoffice-impress.desktop         xfce4-terminal.desktop
libreoffice-math.desktop            xfce-backdrop-settings.desktop
libreoffice-startcenter.desktop     xfce-display-settings.desktop
libreoffice-writer.desktop          xfce-keyboard-settings.desktop
lxrandr.desktop                     xfce-mouse-settings.desktop
metacity.desktop                    xfce-session-settings.desktop
mimeinfo.cache                      xfce-settings-manager.desktop
mintBackup.desktop                  xfce-ui-settings.desktop
mintBackup_mime.desktop             xfce-wm-settings.desktop
mintInstall.desktop                 xfce-wmtweaks-settings.desktop
mintInstall_mime.desktop            xfce-workspaces-settings.desktop
mintNanny.desktop                   xiphos.desktop
mintUpdate.desktop                  xscreensaver-properties.desktop
mintWelcome.desktop                 yelp.desktop


to remove an item from the menu
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Add NoDisplay=true to the .desktop


MenuLibre looks like it is at least in the 21st century, haven't used it enough to give an opinion yet, but it does have and editor tab to edit manually if you wish. Image http://www.ubuntugeek.com/menulibre-men ... unity.html
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Re: Edit/Add items to the menu in xfce?

Postby jjaythomas on Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:53 am

another 'alacarte" I believe they repackaged to not depend on a lot of Gnome libs...
alacarte works better in Xfce 4.10 than in Xfce 4.8 (current LMDE version)

P.S. never heard of 'menulibre' BUT will try. Does it seem easier/better than alacarte or lxmed?? :?:

J.Jay

Edit see it;s a ppa (Ubuntu) is their a deb or does it work for debian (LMDE)? :?:
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Re: Edit/Add items to the menu in xfce?

Postby axel668 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:17 am

since XFCE 4.08 you can use alacarte
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Re: Edit/Add items to the menu in xfce?

Postby wyrdoak on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:32 am

jjaythomas wrote:another 'alacarte" I believe they repackaged to not depend on a lot of Gnome libs...
Edit see it;s a ppa (Ubuntu) is their a deb or does it work for debian (LMDE)? :?:


It installs as a deb, but not a good idea to start using PPA's in Debian for maybe not this time, sooner or later something will break,

You can get the tarball from here. https://launchpad.net/menulibre
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Re: Edit/Add items to the menu in xfce?

Postby ccc on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:52 pm

Thx, I've created a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications/ for my application and it works well now:
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[Desktop Entry]
Name=my_app_name
Encoding=UTF-8
Type=Application
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/my.png
Exec=/usr/bin/my_app
Categories=Application;Network;
Terminal=false
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