Add a category to Cinnamon menu

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Add a category to Cinnamon menu

Postby JohannesBrahms on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:20 am

I am interested to write a file to add a new category to Cinnamon menu. In Gnome, for example, if I add the following file /etc/xdg/menus/applications-gnome-merged/
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  PUBLIC '-//freedesktop//DTD Menu 1.0//EN'

and the file /usr/share/desktop-directories/
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[Desktop Entry]
, all the desktop files with the line
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will be added as item to Wine category, and not to to "Others".
If I want add a personal category to existing categories (AudioVideo, System, Development, Office, Graphics...), there is a way? Cinnamon ignore all my settings, and add the programs to "Others" is the category is not one of the default ones.
N.B. I want add a personal category, not Wine.
N.B.2 I search for add systems files to the default ones, not to change them. So, if tomorrow I want add another category, I will add another files, without change the old ones.
Thank you

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Re: Add a category to Cinnamon menu

Postby kc1di on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:26 pm

if your running cinnamon 1.6 it's as simple as right clicking the menu button and selecting edit menu then add new menu works great.
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