(SOLVED)Change right click menu??!

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(SOLVED)Change right click menu??!

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I can't figure out for the life of me how to change the right click menu ... if it is possible? I'm running mint 8 still.
What I would love is to just open the main gnome menu on right click, like xfce =D

*edit*
so I found this post http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 40&start=0 where they say
If you edit your .fluxbox/keys file, add this line to it:

CODE: SELECT ALL
OnTitlebar Mouse3 :WindowMenu

That'll bring back your right-click menu from window titlebars.
Couldn't I just do the same and edit to display gnome menu on right click? So I went hunting for a keys file to see what I can do... but not having fluxbox I don't know where the keys file is.
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hi

can you tell more :

- there are many right click menus which one ????


thanks
Hope it helps!
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The basic desktop right click on Mint 8. I want the "Create Folder...Launcher...Document..." all that stuff to just be either mintmenu OR gnome menu (prob pref. gnome menu) ... pretty much like xfce. If I can just find where to change what the right click function does I could probably figure out how to change it...
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I'm not sure if this is what you want, but: http://techthrob.com/2009/03/02/howto-a ... -nautilus/

Hopefully thats a step in the right direction.
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I don't use Gnome ... but, I do not believe that the Gnome UI will allow you to have a "right-click" menu, like the light-weight desktop environments have?

Have you used or considered using a light-weight desktop?
All the popular ones have a great 'right-click' menu ... like what you want.

Desktops with a 'right-click Menu ... Xfce, LXDE, Fluxbox, Openbox ... to name a few. And all are in the Mint repositories.
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The gnome desktop is controlled by nautilus, which does allow custom right-click interfaces.. I don't know if you can actually make it have gnome menu in there, but it would be possible to add custom shortcuts. You are correct though, it would probably be in somebody's better interests to try lxde, xfce or openbox based DE for that stuff preloaded.
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Thanks all for your replies. ....I've had XFCE and LXDE before. I just don't want a lightweight at the moment. I just wanted to know if it was possible in GNOME. I mean, if you can edit all the keystrokes to produce a command, why not edit the right click? I can press the windows flag button and launch gnome menu (due to keyboard shortcuts) ... so why not on right click?

Thank you distrohopper, that's not quite what I was wanting but it will have to do if this isn't possible =D
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This is probably more in line with what you're looking for.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=875262
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PERFECTION! This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you So Much Biker!!

Biker wrote:This is probably more in line with what you're looking for.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=875262
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Most welcome. Glad I could be of assistance. :)
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