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    Default Alacarte Menu Manager Broken

    Is anyone else experiencing any troubles with Alacarte not properly updating the app menus? I have just today, after an update yesterday I think, been having trouble. Menu items do not appear in the menu browser thing-a-majigger when created (What do people call this overlay menu now?), and even a simple menu operation such as moving a file up or down in the menu order (a rather useless thing now with this overlay) completely removes the item. I have no web-browser icons thanks to this. I have experienced this type of behavior before under Ubuntu...but never really found the problem (it seemed to resolve itself eventually).

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Alacarte Menu Manager Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by gforce6point0 View Post
    Is anyone else experiencing any troubles with Alacarte not properly updating the app menus? I have just today, after an update yesterday I think, been having trouble. Menu items do not appear in the menu browser thing-a-majigger when created (What do people call this overlay menu now?), and even a simple menu operation such as moving a file up or down in the menu order (a rather useless thing now with this overlay) completely removes the item. I have no web-browser icons thanks to this. I have experienced this type of behavior before under Ubuntu...but never really found the problem (it seemed to resolve itself eventually).

    Thanks.
    Did we try and create a new menu item for the browser ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    Did we try and create a new menu item for the browser ?
    Yes, I attempted to add a WINE game start-up bash script to the menus. Something I have done many times before under openSUSE and Ubuntu for games like Portal, Portal2, CSS, etc. However, this time nothing showed up after the menu option was created. If you ask me Alacarte is rather outdated and should be replaced since things like menu order are no longer relevant. Is there another way to go about main menu management now under Gnome 3?

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    Default Re: Alacarte Menu Manager Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by gforce6point0 View Post
    Yes, I attempted to add a WINE game start-up bash script to the menus. Something I have done many times before under openSUSE and Ubuntu for games like Portal, Portal2, CSS, etc. However, this time nothing showed up after the menu option was created. If you ask me Alacarte is rather outdated and should be replaced since things like menu order are no longer relevant. Is there another way to go about main menu management now under Gnome 3?
    Can we test whether the issue exists in a "new" user account.
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    I suppose we could. Does creation of another user take any hd space in openSUSE (I assume it is only going to create a new home /home/usrname/ folder)? If it happens in only mine what is your proposed solution (remove some hidden gnome settings file)?

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    Default Re: Alacarte Menu Manager Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by gforce6point0 View Post
    I suppose we could. Does creation of another user take any hd space in openSUSE (I assume it is only going to create a new home /home/usrname/ folder)? If it happens in only mine what is your proposed solution (remove some hidden gnome settings file)?
    *Can you also check whether your alacarte entries are here "/home/<replaceWithCorrectProfileName>/.local/share/applications" ?
    *Not much of space would be taken up. Only a few kbs. This process is done to identify whether alacarte is broken or something is wrong with your profile folder
    *Yes it would create /home/usrname/.
    *If issue happens only in your home directory, then you may opt to move all your files into the new user and use that user as your "new" home. Then again ,you may try removing the offending file and stuff.
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    Alright, this is what I have in that dir:

    Code:
    total 144
    drwx------  3 xxxxxx users 4096 Mar 12 20:39 .
    drwxr-xr-x 31 xxxxxx users 4096 Mar 11 00:33 ..
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  405 May 12  2012 AdobeReader.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  352 May  8  2012 alacarte-made-1.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  331 May 10  2012 alacarte-made-2.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  331 May 20  2012 alacarte-made-3.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  385 May 20  2012 alacarte-made-4.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  351 May 20  2012 alacarte-made-5.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  342 May 20  2012 alacarte-made-6.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  327 Jul 15  2012 alacarte-made-7.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  381 Mar  9 15:34 alacarte-made-8.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  366 Mar  9 14:04 alacarte-made-8.desktop~
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  444 May  8  2012 alacarte-made.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  362 Oct 31 19:09 bluetooth-wizard.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  408 Mar  9 15:15 chromium-browser.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  394 Jan 12 16:31 csgo.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  203 Sep  8  2012 enemy-territory.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  749 Jul  3  2012 evince.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  414 Mar  9 15:15 firefox.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  338 Sep  8  2012 GoldenEye Source v4.2.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  435 Oct 31 19:07 James Bond 007 Nightfire.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  508 Jul  3  2012 math.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users 1403 Mar  8 22:44 mimeapps.list
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users 1226 Feb 22 16:27 mimeinfo.cache
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  512 Oct 31 19:08 Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  230 Mar  3 22:17 skype.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users 2290 Mar  9 13:41 steam.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  231 Sep  8  2012 True Combat: Elite.desktop
    drwxr-xr-x  3 xxxxxx users 4096 Jul 25  2012 wine
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  218 Feb 22 16:27 wine-extension-bsp.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  205 May  7  2012 wine-extension-chm.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  218 Feb 22 16:27 wine-extension-dem.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  193 Dec 31 22:01 wine-extension-pdf.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  208 Feb 22 16:27 wine-extension-sav.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  220 May  7  2012 wine-extension-url.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  748 Sep  9  2012 wine-winecfg.desktop
    Am I missing something here?

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    Default Re: Alacarte Menu Manager Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by gforce6point0 View Post
    Alright, this is what I have in that dir:

    Code:
    total 144
    drwx------  3 xxxxxx users 4096 Mar 12 20:39 .
    drwxr-xr-x 31 xxxxxx users 4096 Mar 11 00:33 ..
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  405 May 12  2012 AdobeReader.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  352 May  8  2012 alacarte-made-1.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  331 May 10  2012 alacarte-made-2.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  331 May 20  2012 alacarte-made-3.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  385 May 20  2012 alacarte-made-4.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  351 May 20  2012 alacarte-made-5.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  342 May 20  2012 alacarte-made-6.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  327 Jul 15  2012 alacarte-made-7.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  381 Mar  9 15:34 alacarte-made-8.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  366 Mar  9 14:04 alacarte-made-8.desktop~
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  444 May  8  2012 alacarte-made.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  362 Oct 31 19:09 bluetooth-wizard.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  408 Mar  9 15:15 chromium-browser.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  394 Jan 12 16:31 csgo.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  203 Sep  8  2012 enemy-territory.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  749 Jul  3  2012 evince.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  414 Mar  9 15:15 firefox.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  338 Sep  8  2012 GoldenEye Source v4.2.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  435 Oct 31 19:07 James Bond 007 Nightfire.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  508 Jul  3  2012 math.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users 1403 Mar  8 22:44 mimeapps.list
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users 1226 Feb 22 16:27 mimeinfo.cache
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  512 Oct 31 19:08 Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users  230 Mar  3 22:17 skype.desktop
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 xxxxxx users 2290 Mar  9 13:41 steam.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  231 Sep  8  2012 True Combat: Elite.desktop
    drwxr-xr-x  3 xxxxxx users 4096 Jul 25  2012 wine
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  218 Feb 22 16:27 wine-extension-bsp.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  205 May  7  2012 wine-extension-chm.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  218 Feb 22 16:27 wine-extension-dem.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  193 Dec 31 22:01 wine-extension-pdf.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  208 Feb 22 16:27 wine-extension-sav.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  220 May  7  2012 wine-extension-url.desktop
    -rw-r--r--  1 xxxxxx users  748 Sep  9  2012 wine-winecfg.desktop
    Am I missing something here?
    Ideally custom menus do get loaded from this folder.You should see many of these launchers or whatever you call them in activities. Any luck with new user ?
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