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  1. #1
    Budgie2 NNTP User

    Default Recently Installed Software & KDE4


    Am trying to get used to the new Desktop. Have recently installed new
    software and find Icon is put into Applications > Recently Installed.
    For example I have just installed KAudioCreator. How should I move the
    icon into the Multimedia folder?

    Have also just installed EasyTAG and can't find the icon. Where would
    that have been put?

    Budgie2


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    Axeia NNTP User

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    Rightclick the 'startmenu' icon (either a blue square with a K on it, or
    a familiar looking lizard) and select "Menu editor".

    As for the missing one, try simply typing easytag into a console if
    that works you can add it in the same menu editor that allows you to
    move things around.
    If the command didn't start it up then open yast, search for Easytag,
    select it, and click the files tab at the bottom.
    Look for a file ending in .desktop in the list. (TIP, rightclick,
    select all, copy it over to kwrite and do a ctrl+f search for .desktop)

    Pretty self explanatory once you see the menu editor.


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    nzlbob23 NNTP User

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    1. You can search to see if the program has been added to kickoff by
    using the search bar at the top of the kickoff menu (kickoff is the
    start menu mentioned in the previous post).

    2. openSUSE will normally add the program to kickoff automatically with
    no need for you to do anything. Although, I have noticed with my last
    KDE update that icons aren't being added until I log off and back on
    again. So try logging off and on to see if the program has been
    automatically added. (There's a bug about that 'here'
    (https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=401958))

    3. Another good way to start programs is using ALT+F2. Then start
    typing in the program name and krunner will bring the icon up for you.


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    Budgie2 NNTP User

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    Many thanks for the replies. Much to get used to after Suse 10.0. I
    will try the above suggestions and revert if I have no luck.
    Budgie2


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    geoffro NNTP User

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    You can also type the name of the application in the search box at the
    top of the kicker start menu

    /Geobb
    Budgie2;1937331 Wrote:
    > Am trying to get used to the new Desktop. Have recently installed new
    > software and find Icon is put into Applications > Recently Installed.
    > For example I have just installed KAudioCreator. How should I move the
    > icon into the Multimedia folder?
    >
    > Have also just installed EasyTAG and can't find the icon. Where would
    > that have been put?
    >
    > Budgie2



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    Budgie2 NNTP User

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    nzlbob23;1937376 Wrote:
    > [snip]
    > 2. openSUSE will normally add the program to kickoff automatically with
    > no need for you to do anything. Although, I have noticed with my last
    > KDE update that icons aren't being added until I log off and back on
    > again. So try logging off and on to see if the program has been
    > automatically added. (There's a bug about that 'here'
    > (https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=401958))
    > [snip]


    That was it! So many many thanks for that. I don't expect I would
    have found it out for myself for a while if at all!

    Thanks again.
    Budgie2


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    Budgie2 NNTP User

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    Axeia;1937338 Wrote:
    > Rightclick the 'startmenu' icon (either a blue square with a K on it, or
    > a familiar looking lizard) and select "Menu editor".[snip]
    >


    OK but I find it may not be necessary after all. My example above was
    KAudiocreator and I installed it using Software Manager because it did
    not appear to be installed from the outset.

    On looking more closely at the Multimedia menu inorder to follow the
    guidance kindly posted by you, I find that it appears to be installed
    already but with a different icon (not the blue one which I recognise).

    So have I my haste inadvertently installed a second copy of the same
    software? How can this happen using Software Manager?

    I ask because I do not want to set one up with my usual parameters and
    then have a mix up by selecting the wrong instance in future. How
    should I delete the "extra" copy if indeed that is what I have?

    Regards,
    Budgie2


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    nzlbob23 NNTP User

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    You probably just have two menu items pointing to the same program. Just
    delete one of them.


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    freedguy NNTP User

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    Budgie2;1938592 Wrote:
    >
    > On looking more closely at the Multimedia menu inorder to follow the
    > guidance kindly posted by you, I find that it appears to be installed
    > already but with a different icon (not the blue one which I recognise).
    >


    In KDE 4.1, if there's only one application in a menu/submenu, clicking
    on the menu's icon will launch the application.

    For example, if Amarok is the only item in Audio Player submenu in
    Application -> Multimedia, clicking on Audio Player icon will launch
    Amarok!

    They've removed this feature/bug in KDE 4.2.


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    Budgie2 NNTP User

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    nzlbob23;1938593 Wrote:
    > You probably just have two menu items pointing to the same program. Just
    > delete one of them.


    Hi. Problems on this thread all solved thansk. My question however
    was because surely, if using Yast, you shouldn't be able to install a
    second copy.

    Meanwhile and without any action from me other than opening
    KAudioCreator using the icon in "Multimedia" menu, the new KAudioCreator
    icon has vanished from the "Recently Installed" menu so now all is as it
    should be.

    Magic? or is there a system for moving stuff from "Recently Installed"


    Budgie2


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