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#1 2014-01-25 19:06:11

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
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How does one edit desktop right-click menu?

I ask b/c I can't find anything in the Docs or here searching on "menu" and b/c my community finds it unhandy to have the two most commonly sought commands ("Run program" and "Log out") buried in a submenu.  I would like to move them to the top of the right-click menu--where is that file located?

Thanks.


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#2 2014-01-25 21:16:15

ToZ
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Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 732

Re: How does one edit desktop right-click menu?

I believe that its hard-coded. If you disable the display of icons on the desktop, then you will get the same menu as the main menu, which includes "Run Menu" and "Logout". Otherwise, you can create Thunar custom for those two options (though they will appear in the middle of the menu).

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#3 2014-01-25 21:25:23

Jerry3904
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Re: How does one edit desktop right-click menu?

Thanks, I thought there might be an xml hiding somewhere.  I probably will use the Thunar Custom Action option, if I can figure out how to keep it from showing up in Thunar itself...


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#4 2014-01-29 01:12:21

herbie643
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Registered: 2013-04-05
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Re: How does one edit desktop right-click menu?

As I remember you can bring up Thunar and then click on Edit > Custom Actions.
Click the + and add what you want.   There is an example shown.
In Advance I choose all of the actions because I am clueless as to what they really mean.
It worked for me.

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#5 2014-01-29 01:22:28

Jerry3904
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Re: How does one edit desktop right-click menu?

Thanks.  I have used that repeatedly to set up the context menu in Thunar, so am very familiar with by now.


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#6 2014-01-29 01:24:44

herbie643
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Registered: 2013-04-05
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Re: How does one edit desktop right-click menu?

Great.  Xfce is one cool DE...

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#7 2014-01-29 15:42:37

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
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Re: How does one edit desktop right-click menu?

I decided to go an easier route, in case anyone is interested: placed Run program... at the top of the Favorites of Whisker menu, so now both common actions are located in the same window (Whisker menu has a dedicated icon for logout).

Last edited by Jerry3904 (2014-01-29 15:43:10)


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#8 2014-01-29 18:15:22

herbie643
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Re: How does one edit desktop right-click menu?

I should have seen that.  Sometimes I wonder about myself.  I was using Synapse on the panel.  Thanks for the tip.
thunar is the one way to modify the right-click on the desktop though.

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