Xfce Applications Menus

Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Xfce Applications Menus

Postby finjs on Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:58 am

Can anyone explain to me how the Xfce applications menus are organized, please? My question is about the applications classification popping up when you click on "Menu".

I noticed each application is given an attribute like Accessories, Education, Internet, etc. in a special file to place it in a category. I even noticed the same application can be in more than one category. Are there folders named after categories in which applications aliases are kept? Assuming there are, where are they located?

Thanks.
Last edited by finjs on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
finjs
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:28 am
Location: France

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Xfce Applications Menus

Postby jjaythomas on Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:08 pm

You can install 'alacarte' or others (lxmed ect.)
and edit the menus to how like (you can also manually edit file I believe).

I think for alacarte you have to be using 'default' menu. right click menu 'properties. Edit will also be in properties once alacarte is installed.

J.Jay

P.S. alacarte used to depend on alot of 'Gnome' stuff (but not anymore) :D
jjaythomas
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 597
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:52 pm

Re: Xfce Applications Menus

Postby finjs on Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:16 am

Thanks for the tip, jjay. I'll download Alacarte. Do you happen to know if the menu structure replicates a folders hierachy?
finjs
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:28 am
Location: France

Re: Xfce Applications Menus

Postby jjaythomas on Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:37 pm

forgot to mention...

You can also use "Aplication Finder' as a menu.
1. put in menu (drag and drop' (will create a launcher in menu)
2. right click on lets you change properties of launcher (I change to a LMint icon)

The App Finder use the default menu (so can change with 'alacarte' (must use from Setting.main menu)
The App finder was rewritten for XFCE 4.10 (preference button in app itself). I use large Icons and alacarte (have 'Favorites A launcher with multiple itiem menu and places plugin also on panel(before and after)
You can search from it.
You can change the size and it rembers now (4.10)
Default placement is upper left corner (works good I move panel to top and put new launcher on left anyways) but you can change default placement of windows in setting>Window Manager tweaks (will effect all windows thou.

I Can get a 'Quazi Mint Menu/Cinamon menu feel. :wink:

J.Jay

P.S. you can in 4.8 also but the prefernce button not present (tweaking alot harder) :lol:

Edited: Can't create catagories in alacarte (you can create menu itiems tho)
jjaythomas
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 597
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:52 pm

Re: Xfce Applications Menus

Postby xendistar on Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:04 am

jjaythomas wrote:<snip>
J.Jay

P.S. alacarte used to depend on alot of 'Gnome' stuff (but not anymore) :D


Wish I could say the same, went to install alacarte and a whole host of gnome baggage wants to be installed along with it. Any trick to install it without the gnome baggage?
xendistar
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 6:39 am

Re: Xfce Applications Menus

Postby jjaythomas on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:47 am

sorry...
Maybe only the Ubuntu one got reshuffled to not use Gnome Stuff or Xubuntu already using most of the Gnome stuff. Mint13-XFCE doesn't pull much Gnome stuff (but the current Mint-XFCE uses alot of Gnome stuff/Apps by default already :evil: )

Try 'lxmed' (think that what its called) LXDE stuff is more modular. and theirs other more manual menu editors in repos.
XFCE.org said at 4.8 were compatible with 'Alacarte (alway was I think (I used it for years in XFCE, Gnome and all)LXmed and others.

P.S. lxmed won't be in 'right click preferences' only menu itself (never tried myself).

J.Jay
jjaythomas
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 597
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:52 pm

Re: Xfce Applications Menus

Postby xendistar on Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:30 pm

I have used lxmed previously, while it is functional it is not great. I used alarcarte (at least I think it was) when I tried xbuntu 12.04 but that crashed more often than a drunk driver.

Thanks
xendistar
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 6:39 am

Re: Xfce Applications Menus

Postby squeezy on Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:05 pm

xendistar wrote:Wish I could say the same, went to install alacarte and a whole host of gnome baggage wants to be installed along with it. Any trick to install it without the gnome baggage?


If you're installing via the terminal:
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends alacarte


if you're installing via Synaptic go to the Settings menu, Preferences, uncheck the option "Consider recommended packages as dependencies"

You should restart Synaptic after making that change. I've had it work without restarting but it's usually been the case I needed to restart the program for the change to take effect.
squeezy
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 567
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:05 pm
Location: The Land of Enchantment

Re: Xfce Applications Menus

Postby xendistar on Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:06 pm

Thanks Squeezy
xendistar
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 6:39 am

Re: Xfce Applications Menus

Postby 17xeros on Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:07 pm

Is it possible to have the search prompt of "application finder" as an entry in "Applications menu" or in the panel (as some sort of plugin).
17xeros
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:25 pm

Re: Xfce Applications Menus

Postby DrHu on Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:20 pm

manual editing is always possible, and not that difficult ince you learn a few of the xfce locations or tricks..
http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=8749
--that forum, linuxviolin post also mentioned menumaker
User avatar
DrHu
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6615
Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:20 pm

Re: Xfce Applications Menus

Postby 17xeros on Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:42 am

Thank you very much for your suggestion.
17xeros
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:25 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to XFCE

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests