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modify menu launcher in Fedora 16

asked 2011-12-14 20:14:06 +0000

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Hi I would like to add some commands in a menu launcher in gnome 3. Alacarte seems that doesn't work at this version . It was the easiest way of doing it.

I tried lxmed, and application of sourceforge. It installs, but it does not launch.

Thanks for reading my question.

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what problems you are facing with Alacarte ? Can you elaborate that ?

SoumyaC ( 2011-12-14 21:08:29 +0000 )edit

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answered 2011-12-14 21:18:13 +0000

updated 2011-12-14 21:22:08 +0000

Ok for whoever Alacarte crashes with the "No module named gmenu" error reported here

Please follow this below link to fix the gmenu problem and thus run Alacarte in F16

Fix Gmenu

The fix is update in the bug listed in bugzilla here

For adding shortcuts or launchers you can also visit the question asked here in #AskFedora


FedoraForum also has a discussion to Alacarte and its substantial alternatives here

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answered 2012-02-27 21:55:05 +0000

maybe it would help you, to make shortcuts on gnome shell you can to use Multilanzer, its very easy



wget -c http://sourceforge.net/projects/multilanzer/files/Multilancer/InstallerMultiLancer0.20.tar.gz

tar -xvzf InstallerMultiLancer0.20.tar.gz

cd InstallerMultiLancer

sh InstallerMultiLancer.sh
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answered 2011-12-14 21:09:19 +0000

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updated 2011-12-14 21:09:59 +0000

By creating new *.desktop files in /usr/share/applications/ or ~/.local/share/applications/ you can add new things to the list of apps relatively easily. Just use one of the files already there as a template to get you started. (Or search about the standard.)

PS @makuz: Alacarte crashes on my up-to-date F16 system as well, so @BarX isn't the only one.

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answered 2011-12-14 20:51:22 +0000

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I suggest that you restart the gnome-shell after using Alacarte with Alt+F2 then type "r" and press enter.

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