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#1 2020-10-01 15:43:12

almahdi
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Registered: 2020-07-04
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Manually make a binary/executable in main/bottom-left-corner menu

There's a directory of a package of app. independently and its main binary has been linked to /usr/bin , but it is not recognized nor shown in desktop main/bottom-left-corner menu, so how to manually make it recognized and "registered" in xfce ?
Thanks before!

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#2 2020-10-01 16:26:47

vinox14
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Registered: 2020-05-25
Posts: 14

Re: Manually make a binary/executable in main/bottom-left-corner menu

make a .desktop file for it and put it in ~/.local/share/applications.

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#3 2020-10-01 17:26:12

alcornoqui
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Registered: 2014-07-28
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Re: Manually make a binary/executable in main/bottom-left-corner menu

Alternatively, maybe you can right click on the corner menu, select "Edit applications" and add an item there. A lot of distros come with a menu editor, like the excellent MenuLibre:

menulibre-intro.png

See https://github.com/bluesabre/menulibre/wiki/Usage for more.

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#4 2020-10-01 18:04:37

vinox14
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Re: Manually make a binary/executable in main/bottom-left-corner menu

the suggestion of @alcornoqui is much simpler and easier.

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#5 2020-10-02 07:45:44

alcornoqui
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Re: Manually make a binary/executable in main/bottom-left-corner menu

vinox14 wrote:

the suggestion of @alcornoqui is much simpler and easier.

Thanks! Still, I think it pays to know what are .desktop files, and how the menus are populated, you're welcome!

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