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#1 2011-10-31 11:51:43

David Gerard
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Registered: 2011-10-27
Posts: 11

[Solved] Editing applications menu?

I can't work out how to edit my applications menu. (XFCE 4.8 in Xubuntu 11.10.)

What I actually want to do: I've installed chromium-browser and I want to change the launch command from "chromium-browser" to "chromium-browser --proxy-server=http://localhost:8008" .

I have looked through the instructions at http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu and a lot of them don't seem to work (directories that don't exist for me) or do what I want to do.

I have tried using LXMenuEditor, as that page suggests - and it has *some* menu entries I wanted to remove show up (e.g. I removed gnumeric and it left the menu entry behind, but I could delete it with LXMenuEditor), but the menu entry for chromium-browser just doesn't appear in it.

I have no problem with editing config files, but I need to know where they are ...

When an app is installed in Ubuntu and the installer adds a menu entry ... where does this menu entry live, as far as Xfce is concerned?

(And do I have to edit it for the whole system, or will editing only for me do the job?)

Last edited by David Gerard (2011-10-31 14:04:01)

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#2 2011-10-31 14:38:38

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 1,036

Re: [Solved] Editing applications menu?

David Gerard wrote:

What I actually want to do: I've installed chromium-browser and I want to change the launch command from "chromium-browser" to "chromium-browser --proxy-server=http://localhost:8008"

Every application installs a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications that specifies application settings (name, comment, exec command, icon, menu, etc). Edit the chromium desktop file located at /usr/share/applications/chromium-browser.desktop and change the Exec= line to read:

Exec=/usr/bin/chromium-browser --proxy-server=http://localhost:8008 %U

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#3 2011-10-31 15:03:49

David Gerard
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Registered: 2011-10-27
Posts: 11

Re: [Solved] Editing applications menu?

Excellent, thank you!

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#4 2013-07-30 20:29:06

Hellmark
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Registered: 2013-07-30
Posts: 1

Re: [Solved] Editing applications menu?

While somewhat annoyed at how Ander111 grave dug this post, to then totally ignore the original post where the OP said he had tried that app already, I also have to say it appears that alacarte can also do this, while having some gnome dependencies though.

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#5 2013-12-19 18:15:08

stuza
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Registered: 2013-12-19
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Re: [Solved] Editing applications menu?

Hellmark,

Did you really register on the XFCE forum just so you could make some whiny reply to a 4 month old post? Sad hmm

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#6 2013-12-19 21:11:33

MountainDewManiac
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From: USA police-state welfare-state
Registered: 2013-03-24
Posts: 260

Re: [Solved] Editing applications menu?

Wait... <COUNTS MONTHS FROM JULY TO DECEMBER> Hmm.

How's the XFCE 4.11 (4.12?) development coming, guys? The natives appear to be getting restless.

Regards,
MDM

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