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Help me edit my Mint menu

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I installed Gnomebaker and now I have two entries in "All Applications". How can I edit this and get rid of one of the icons?
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Edit the corresponding .desktop file in /usr/share/applications
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Can you help me find the file? I can't seem to find it...
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In Terminal:

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cd /usr/share/applications
ls *.desktop
Find the one that corresponds to Gnomebaker.. then

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gksu gedit thefilethatcorrespondstognomebaker.desktop &
Et voila :)
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I have the gnomebaker .desktop file.

[Desktop Entry]
Name=CD/DVD Writer GnomeBaker
Name[lt]=ĮraÅ¡ymas į CD/DVD - GnomeBaker
Name[pt_BR]=Gravador de CD/DVD GnomeBaker
Comment=Write/Copy CD and DVD
Comment[da]=Brænd CD og DVD
Comment[lt]=ĮraÅ¡ykite/kopijuokite duomenis, muziką ar video į CD/DVD diskus
Comment[pt_BR]=Grava/Copia CD ou DVD
GenericName=CD/DVD Writer
GenericName[da]=CD/DVD-brændeprogram
GenericName[lt]=CD/DVD įraÅ¡ymas ir kopijavimas
GenericName[pt_BR]=Gravador de CD/DVD
Exec=gnomebaker
Icon=gnomebaker
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Utility;AudioVideo;DiscBurning;
StartupNotify=true
Encoding=UTF-8
X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=gnomebaker


What do I edit so only one icon shows up in "All Applications"?
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Post by clem »

The file looks OK, make sure there are no other file referring to gnomebaker.

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Re: Help me edit my Mint menu

Post by Girindor »

Help - I installed "gnome-app-install", which is the amazing "Add/Remove Applications" thingy from Ubuntu, the only thing I *really* miss in Mint - I just think the choice of either using synaptic or having to go to some website is lousy!. (Other than that - I love it!)
Anyway - I installed it through synaptic and then there was no menu item. So I did "alacarte" and added the menu item (under "Administration" - I really want it to be next, or, preferably, replace "synaptic" under "administration" right in the beginning of the mint-menu).

The application works - BUT it's displayed twice in my mintMenu! I don't know how to get rid of the second entry - in alacarte it's only showing one entry! I tried the things you listed above but couldn't figure out what I ought to change in the .desktop file.

Also - is there some way of moving items around in the mintMenu? I don't want it to be hidden in the back somewhere, I want it to be right in the front, to replace the entry for synaptic...

Thanks!
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