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    Question How to restore menu to Gnome defaults (destroy sub-sub-menu)

    Hey everybody!

    First time Suse user and I just have a quick question regarding the way that menus are layed out

    How do I go about removing the Sub-sub-menus when using the gnome menu (instead of the slab). I do not enjoy the way that Suse organizes menus.
    (i.e. Graphics >> Image Editing >> Gimp)

    I want to change my menus back to as they were in Fedora & Ubuntu
    (i.e Graphics >> Cheese, Gimp. Picasa, etc )

    Is there a simple way for me to do this?

    Thanks Much
    -JeremyTheGeek

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    Default Re: How to restore menu to Gnome defaults (destroy sub-sub-menu)

    Hi
    Control Center -> Look & Feel -> Main Menu edits for slab or
    traditional menu.

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    Hrm. Whenever I try and open the control center I get a error
    'Failure loading - settings.menu'

    Strangely though the control center works on my sisters account on this machine.

    This could be related to the files I deleted while trying to restore the menu

    Any idea how to fix this?

    -Jeremythegeek

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    Default Re: How to restore menu to Gnome defaults (destroy sub-sub-m

    I dont' use Gnome, but you could just create a new account, set up things the way you like them, and just move any important data across to the new account. A useful how to here:

    http://linuxfud.wordpress.com/2007/0...re-installing/

    A good Gnome tutorial:

    GNOME desktop basics

    It explains some of the key configuration directories.

    Option 2: As root user from a console, you may be able to copy some of your sister's working config directories to your account. (Think of it as a learning exercise).

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: How to restore menu to Gnome defaults (destroy sub-sub-menu)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremythegeek
    Hrm. Whenever I try and open the control center I get a error
    'Failure loading - settings.menu'

    Strangely though the control center works on my sisters account on this
    machine.

    This could be related to the files I deleted while trying to restore
    the menu

    Any idea how to fix this?

    -Jeremythegeek

    Hi
    The files are ~/.config/menus/ do they exist? Maybe moving them and
    logout/login and see if they get re-created.

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    Well now I can access my control center (I created a new profile and copied over data) but the menu editor is only the standard one (alacarte I believe). This would allow me to manually edit those entries. But Im looking for a easy automatic way to have it done (so I don't have to edit after I install an application).

    Any Ideas?

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    Default Re: How to restore menu to Gnome defaults (destroy sub-sub-m

    I think that the created menu links depend directly on the application package installed. If you don't like the layout, you have to edit it manually.

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    Default Re: How to restore menu to Gnome defaults (destroy sub-sub-menu)

    Hi
    The application determines where it will install in the menu structure,
    you would need to edit the <application>.desktop entry for the ones you
    which to change?

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    /me hugs deano_ferrari and gives him a beer

    EXACTLY!! Thank you!!!! There are not enough exclamation marks in the world to express my gratitude

    (Marks thread solved, Fixes first post and asks admin to lock thread)

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