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    Default gnome menu editing in suse 11.2

    I've just installed suse 11.2 with gnome. Now I need to modify entries in the applications menu, mainly so blender starts in windowed mode. Right click on applications will let you hide an entry, not modify it. Right clicking on the suse computer menu won't even allow that. If I could find the file(s) which hold the actual data I could modify as required, but where are they?

    Tony

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    Default Re: gnome menu editing in suse 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by alb22
    I've just installed suse 11.2 with gnome. Now I need to modify entries
    in the applications menu, mainly so blender starts in windowed mode.
    Right click on applications will let you hide an entry, not modify it.
    Right clicking on the suse computer menu won't even allow that. If I
    could find the file(s) which hold the actual data I could modify as
    required, but where are they?

    Tony
    Hi
    You just need to create your own 'desktop' entry. The easiest way is to
    drag and drop the icon onto the desktop from the menu and modify here.
    Else is you look under /usr/share/applications where you could modify
    the entry <somename>.desktop to meet your requirements.

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    Default Re: gnome menu editing in suse 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    You just need to create your own 'desktop' entry. The easiest way is to
    drag and drop the icon onto the desktop from the menu and modify here.
    Else is you look under /usr/share/applications where you could modify
    the entry <somename>.desktop to meet your requirements.

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    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.27.39-0.3-default
    up 1 day 18:59, 3 users, load average: 0.38, 0.26, 0.26
    GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - CUDA Driver Version: 190.18
    Thanks for that. Editing the /usr/share/applications entries pretty much did what I wanted as far as the suse menu was concerned. I'm more used to using the gnome Applications/Places/System menus, and I can't find a way to edit those. I do find them quicker to navigate so I would like to.

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    Default Re: gnome menu editing in suse 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by alb22
    malcolmlewis;2081707 Wrote:
    > Hi
    > You just need to create your own 'desktop' entry. The easiest way is
    > to
    > drag and drop the icon onto the desktop from the menu and modify here.
    > Else is you look under /usr/share/applications where you could modify
    > the entry <somename>.desktop to meet your requirements.


    Thanks for that. Editing the /usr/share/applications entries pretty
    much did what I wanted as far as the suse menu was concerned. I'm more
    used to using the gnome Applications/Places/System menus, and I can't
    find a way to edit those. I do find them quicker to navigate so I would
    like to.
    Hi
    You mean the alacarte application?

    If you right-click on the panel and select 'Add to Panel' You can add
    either 'Traditional Main Menu' or 'Menu Bar' and just delete the 'Main
    Menu'.

    If you want the 'Main Menu' back just follow above with the right-click.

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