Include lxmed in future LXDE releases

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Include lxmed in future LXDE releases

Postby antikythera » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:13 pm

Please consider the inclusion of lxmed either on the installation media or via mint repositories so it shows up in software manager. It is a very useful tool for editing the main menu which is currently lacking from the DE.

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xenopeek recommended it in answer to a question on the support forum. So having tried it I'm recommending it for inclusion please.

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Re: Include lxmed in future LXDE releases

Postby xenopeek » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:17 pm

On average I recommend LXMED once per week or so. So I support this suggestion, it seems to help a lot of new users on LXDE get things working for them with the menu (either reordering, or adding their own items).

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Re: Include lxmed in future LXDE releases

Postby DrHu » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:06 pm

A menu editor would help, but since editing a few text files is simple enough (Provided itr is documented ), and might even be of more use to a user of LXDE style desktop
    It might not be all that necessary, although considering Mint/Ubuntu et all attempts to GUIFy all and provide that infamous help to new users, that they think they must need, it is a little more than surprising that they don't automatically look for ways of simplifying the user experience
    Sometimes known as dumbing it down..
--whether it is via a simplified package manager or Gnome's penchant for removing customization options from their dialogs..
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    Tips and tricks
    Application Menu Editing
    The application menu works by resolving the .desktop files located in /usr/share/applications. Many desktop environments run programs that supersede these settings to allow customization of the menu. LXDE has yet to create an application menu editor but you can manually build them yourself if you are so inclined. Third party menu editor can be found in AUR - lxmed
    To add or edit a menu item, create or link to the .desktop file in /usr/share/applications.

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