Good XFCE guide? Especially Menu?

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Good XFCE guide? Especially Menu?

Postby jbaerbock » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:17 pm

Well as I am more used to Gnome and KDE I am finding it difficult to do some things in XFCE including Menu editing and some other things. Any good XFCE guides out there that are GUI based?

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Postby merlwiz79 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:17 pm

You can change is the .desktop file in /usr/share/applications/
By adding or removing any one of these:
NoDisplay=true
OnlyShowIn=

The layout file is in /etc/xdg/xfce4/desktop/ called xfce-registered-categories.xml.
menu.xml is the file that gets edited when you open Menu Editor.
xfce-registered-categories.xml tells how to organize the launchers(.desktop file).
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Postby jbaerbock » Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:03 am

Ok thanks I will try to figure it out.

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Postby merlwiz79 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:59 am

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Postby jbaerbock » Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:57 pm

Still seems confusing since I have never messed with xml before.

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Postby merlwiz79 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:17 pm

I just use mousepad with word wrap and line numbers on to edit.
What are you trying to do?
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Postby jbaerbock » Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:37 pm

I've just been using whatever comes up when you rightclick edit menu.

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Postby merlwiz79 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:11 pm

I was wondering what you wanted to change.
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Postby jbaerbock » Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:52 pm

Well I just want to prepare myself for when a game I install is not auto added to the menu (it has happaned in Gnome and KDE so I am guessing it will here too). Also I like to make gksu thunar and root terminal buttons etc...

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Postby merlwiz79 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:23 pm

Well I can help you with the gksu thunar and root terminal launchers.
Use ALT+F2 to run

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gksu mousepad /usr/share/applications/root-thunar.desktop
Copy and paste

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[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Root Thunar File Manager
GenericName=Root File Manager
Exec= gksu Thunar
Icon=Thunar
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
Type=Application
Categories=GTK;System;Settings;Monitor;

# vi:set encoding=UTF-8:
X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=Thunar
then save, now it's in system menu.
For Root Terminal: use ALT+F2 to run

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gksu mousepad /usr/share/applications/gksu.desktop
Then remove this line and save:

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NoDisplay=true
It will take a minute to show in the system menu.
Now for the game what is the name or link to it?
More info about xfce can be found here.
http://www.xfce.org/

Also this is the development part of the forums.
So the next question should be here.
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/index.ph ... 351d1055cb
Don't worry about it now, just letting you know.
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