I am experimenting with the Zenwalk distro with xfce desktop environment (the distro is based on Slackware), and I can pretty much do anything I wish... but only one problem: I tried to edit the applications menu based on advice found on xfce.org, and it's kind of a hit and miss. For example, I installed firefox 5 and removed icecat, but when I replaced the menu for icecat and customized it so it points to firefox symlink and icon etc., now I get both icecat and firefox entries in the application menu.

I also tried to find a good reliable GUI for editing that pesky menu, but none worked. Any help would be appreciated. I am comfortable editing on command-line and all, but I just find the directions confusing.

Well, after 2 days, still no answer here, this must be a really lame site for getting answers... i am disappointed.

Anyway, I found out by myself, there are two places you need to look for _.desktop_ files on the file system, then you'll figure out whether you have to edit the ones in your profile, or the one shared by all users (probably somewhere in /usr/shared/...*).

You can use the find command for that:

sudo find / -iname *.desktop

asked 29 Jul '11, 11:47

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edited 01 Aug '11, 09:45

See wiki page on Customising XFCE Menus. I wonder if "xfdesktop --reload" would have helped (see "Forcing Changes" section of that page).


answered 02 Aug '11, 08:45

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