[Techtalk] Gnome 2: menu editor?
sujita at mimos.my
Thu Sep 5 09:22:50 EST 2002
"Caitlyn M. Martin" wrote:
> Hi, Rebecca and everyone else,
> > >
> > > Where's the menu editor for Gnome 2? I can't find the stupid thing.
> > I think there isn't one yet. I am not sure, but I think I heard someone
> > say there wasn't one yet. So I have no clue how to fix the menu!
> There must be a file that can be hand edited with the menu
> configuration. Any Gnome 2 gurus out there know where it lives?
I don't know if it changed in Gnome 2, but in Gnome 1.4 these are the
menu configuration files that can be hand edited , that I know of :
1. /usr/share/gnome/apps - holds the subsections for the 'Programs'
Section . To create a subsection, create a directory, to create a linking
to the program directly, place the program.desktop file here.
And, to create link to the program , place the program.desktop file
in the subdirectory corresponsing to the subsection you want it to be.
2. For the Applets it is /usr/share/applets with the same theory.
(For applets to get the applets launch you have to copy the
applet shared library to /usr/lib too)
The icons for the programs are specified in the program.desktop file, and
the icons for each subsection is specified in the .directory file in that
That's how much I know. I'm guessing that since the icons for subsections
are specified in the .directory file , if you search for all .directory files
your system, you would be able to identify the directories that stand for
each subsection. :-)
Pls let me know if this holds for Gnome 2 . :-)
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