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How to use Menu Editor To Add or Remove Applications

Page history last edited by PBworks 13 years, 2 months ago

Sometimes, a newly installed application fails to add itself to your Launch > Applications Menu, or to create an icon you can use to launch the application.  If after installing a new program, you can find no entry for it in the Launch > Applications > (appropriate category) list, you will need to add it to the menu manually.  Start by right-clicking on Launch, and selecting Menu Editor.  The Menu Editor window will open.


     1.  In the left pane, click the + next to Applications, to expand the list, then click once on the appropriate category heading in the list, to select it.  (Choose the category under which you would like your new application to be listed.)



      2.  Click the blank paper icon in the toolbar. The New Item window will open.  Enter the name of your new program, and

            click OK.





      3.  In the right pane, in the Description field, type a description of the program's function. (this is optional).  No need to                type anything in the Comment field.   



      3.  Just to the right of the Command field, click the blue folder button, and navigate to the location where the executable                for your new application has been saved.  (In Xandros, this is usually  /usr/bin/(program name) Click OK. 



       4.  The path displayed in the Command field should look like this:  /usr/bin/(program name)




      5.  Now, click the blank paper icon at the top of the right pane, to set an icon.  In the Select Icon window, scroll through                the displayed icons, and select one appropriate to your application.  It does not need to have the same name as your                    application, just similar funtionality, so that when you see the icon on your desktop, it will remind you of the function the                program performs.






      6.  In the right pane of the Menu Editor window, you will see that the blank paper icon has been replaced by the icon you               selected.



     7.  You are nearly done!  Click the Floppy Disk icon in the Menu Editor toolbar to save your changes, and when the save is              complete, close the menu editor.



      6.  Click Launch > Applications > (Selected Category), and You will see your new application at the top of the list.  If you              want to put an icon on the desktop, right-click on the (Application Name) menu entry, and select Add Item To Desktop

            All done!   papabearak


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