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    Default Screenlets Manger installed but not in menu...

    This is an easy solve, I think. (I'm not having much luck with OpenSuse's one click install.) I installed screenlets using one click but can only start it via the command line. It never showed up in my Gnome menu system.

    As an aside, I reverted to the old style gnome menu. I tried OpenSuse's updated Gnome menu but it seemed awkward. Is it just me?

    [Edit: Just noticed I misspelled manager. Is there a way to change the message header?]

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    Default Re: Screenlets Manger installed but not in menu...

    Hello vtpoet,

    First of all I'm not using GNOME so some information could be wrong.
    And could you please tell us which version of GNOME and openSUSE you have?
    I installed screenlets using one click but can only start it via the command line.
    It would also be helpful if you could give us an link to the one-click install that you used.

    You can install a GNOME menu editor called alacarte.
    It's available in the repositories, so there's no need to use a one-click install.

    If this doesn't work you can do it the hard way.

    1. Create an file called <APPLICATION>.desktop
    2. Open it with an text-editor and fill him with this:
      Code:
      [Desktop Entry]
      Encoding=UTF-8
      Name=<APPLICATION>
      Comment=<APPLICATION COMMENT>
      Exec=<COMMAND>
      Icon=<ICON NAME>
      Terminal=false
      Type=Application
      Categories=<CATEGORY>   
      StartupNotify=true
    3. Run this command to place it in the application folder.This must be runnned as root.
      Code:
      sudo mv <APPLICATION>.desktop /usr/share/applications/<APPLICATION>.desktop

    If the menu entry doesn't show up logout and login again.
    In your case it would be a file called screenlets.desktop
    The content of this file would be:
    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Name=Screenlets
    Comment=A program to get wallpapers from the art.gnome.org website.
    Exec=screenlets
    Icon=Screenlets
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=GNOME;Utility;
    StartupNotify=true
    Than run the command:
    Code:
    sudo mv screenlets.desktop /usr/share/applications/screenlets.desktop
    If you have any questions feel free to ask.
    Best of luck!
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