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)
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
Excellent, thank you!
Just thought I'd point out that there's a GUI app called LXMenuEditor that works with XFCE's menu. (I've just used it to edit my Linux Mint 14 XFCE menu, at least.) Its homepage is here.