ColdBootII wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:18 pm
Edit: fixed that by adding a custom place in preferences. Still, as it is impossible to add new items to mintMenu manually, perhaps the only resolve is switching to gm's PPA.
Edit2: though luck, nope... Even with gm's newest version of mintMenu, editing/adding custom shourtcuts to an application doesn't work from Edit Menu context.
Edit3: well, gm's PPA Mint Menu is editable, meaning it's possible to add new items by hand, but those invariably go to "Other" category although, dragging and dropping to a proper one works.
Ok, a couple of things regarding the editor:
- my PPA doesn't include a custom version of the menu editor at this time because I didn't expect Clem to distribute a broken version, which he did however. two actually, on the .iso he distributes menulibre, which can partially break the menu, and via the repository he distributes a very old broken build of mozo that I had fixed upstream back in February and which is both broken in functionality and can entirely break the menu. It's all a bit sad.
- I knew beforehand that he was going to put the broken menulibre on the .iso so the version of mintmenu from my PPA will install mozo for you even if you did a fresh install from the .iso, because I didn't expect him to put a broken version of mozo in the repository. I haven't looked at the rest of the desktop environment in the repository but it's probably all outdated builds as well (I am running my own builds of MATE, not Mint's). Anyway, just to explain the difference in editor you're seeing in case this was a clean install.
- I'll probably have to put a fixed build of the editor in the PPA...
Alright, now back to your actual menu problems, I'm not entirely sure why you're in the menu editor adding entries when the thread is about the Documents folder in Places? Anyway, first here's a few commands to hopefully repair the damage the broken menu editors did to your menu (this will reset most customizations you made to the menu structure but keep changes you made to individual launchers):
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Now, to get the Documents folder into the Locations section of mintmenu there are several ways. By default this is loaded from the GTK Bookmarks, assuming you've got them enabled as a source. Those typically mirror the user-dirs.dir and you can re-generate them as such by deleting
(which would reset all your custom bookmarks) and then running
, but otherwise you can also simply go to the Bookmarks menu of Caja, Edit Bookmarks... and then add it there, as well as whichever other folder you like. If you just want it back for the menu but not in your regular bookmarks, then in the menu's preferences you can add it as a custom location at the bottom of the Locations section.