I.m using xfce 4.8.0 xubuntu for the first time. :-)
the list of installed programs tells me there's a program called Menu Editor.
I can't find how to start this program. (freedesktop.org - Software/pyxdg)
Last edited by marty_nz (2011-05-08 20:33:27)
A bit confusing that picture which is shown in ubuntu software center.
You can only use alacarte to edit the menus.
Wow! I started to install alacarte to give the menu editor a shot. That's some dependency list!
It's nice that folks who want a menu editor have one now, but I think I'll just stick with editing the .desktop files -- if and when I actually need to change my menus. It's not like it's really all that hard to make the changes manually.
The Xfce devs have spoiled me.
I sometimes advice Xfce distros to make an Xfce-specific alacarte because it only requires a single sed line to do so
sed -e 's/gnome-desktop-item-edit/exo-desktop-item-edit/g' -i Alacarte/MainWindow.py
After that the only dependencies are gnome-menus and exo.
Nice! Thank you for the information! I'm going to watch, with interest, to see just what Debian is going to be doing with respect to this.
I can't tell you and the other developers just how impressed I am with this environment. I send my sincere appreciation for your efforts and my congratulations for the results.
Not quite by the way, found another main menu editor for those unwilling to meddle with Alacarte (Nick's suggestion didn't work for me, resulting in ImportError: No module named Alacarte.MainWindow).
That one is called lxmed and uses Java.
The hint was taken from: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … g-xfce-48/
Usefull tip MyOtheHedgeFox, thanks
Nick, I've moved from Gnome to XFCE. Alacarte does let me edit the main menu, but the changes don't show up. Am I expected to know that I have to log out and back in before they take effect? If so, why? It wasn't needed in Gnome, that's for sure.
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