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#REDIRECT [[GNOME#GNOME menu tips]]
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==Speed Tweak==
 
You can remove the delay in GNOME menus by running this command:
 
 
 
echo "gtk-menu-popup-delay = 0" >> ~/.gtkrc-2.0
 
 
 
Or just add "gtk-menu-popup-delay = 0" (without quotes) to .gtkrc-2.0
 
 
 
==Menu Editing==
 
Most Gnome users complain about the menu. Changing menu entries system-wide or for one or several users alone is poorly documented.
 
 
 
===User menus===
 
(Note: It was believed that this article was obsolete. gnome 2.14 has its own menu editor (half functional).  Half-functional indeed, so using this manual method is still effective until the new gnome menu editor is fully functional.)
 
 
 
As a user, you may add starters for applications to your desktop. Once you have created and tested one, start nautilus and type <code>applications:///</code> in the location bar. Take the menu group you want, and place your starter there. You now have a new entry in your Gnome menu.
 
 
 
Or install Alacarte, which makes it easy to create, change and remove menu entries with a GUI. Do this with:
 
 
 
pacman -S alacarte
 
 
 
===Group menus, System menus===
 
You find common gnome menu entries as 'appname.desktop' objects inside /opt/gnome/share/applications.
 
* Edit one of them to fit your needs for a new application, then save it.
 
* Save it as a menu entry for all users <br> In common, you will set this files permissions to 644 (root: rw group: r others: r), so all users can see it.
 
* Save it as a menu entry for a group or user alone <br> You may also have different user permissions; for example, some menu entries should only be available for a group or for one user.
 
 
 
Here is an example how a Scite menu entry definition file could look:
 
 
 
<pre>
 
[Desktop Entry]
 
Encoding=UTF-8
 
Name=SciTE
 
Comment=SciTE editor
 
Type=Application
 
Exec=/usr/bin/scite
 
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/scite_48x48.png
 
Terminal=false
 
Categories=GNOME;Application;Development;
 
StartupNotify=true
 
</pre>
 
 
 
Hint: Folders in Gnome menu:
 
 
 
When you create a folder in applications:/// and want to change the icon - Right click, and choose "edit launcher" then change icon. If you right click and choose "Properties" and change the icon the icon will not change in menu.
 
 
 
==See also==
 
* [[Gnome]]
 
* [[Gnome Tips]]
 

Latest revision as of 03:36, 30 April 2015