xfce start button

Other talk about Salix
Post Reply
User avatar
jpg153
Donor
Posts: 417
Joined: 23. Oct 2009, 15:43
Location: Marl/NRW/BRD/EU

xfce start button

Post by jpg153 » 18. Dec 2015, 16:29

Hi all,

I am still trying to find out which file I need to modify to change the entries under the start button...

xfce help is of no help..
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/4 ... ationsmenu

Any hint which file to edit and where it is located?

Thanks in advance.
Regards Gruß
jpg

User avatar
ElderDryas
Posts: 144
Joined: 3. Nov 2011, 22:06
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska USA

Re: xfce start button

Post by ElderDryas » 18. Dec 2015, 16:48

jpg153 wrote:I am still trying to find out which file I need to modify to change the entries under the start button...
If by Start Button you mean the applications menu (in the upper left, on the panel), then I'd start here: https://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu

User avatar
ChuangTzu
Donor
Posts: 350
Joined: 19. May 2015, 23:34

Re: xfce start button

Post by ChuangTzu » 18. Dec 2015, 16:52

Been awhile since I used Xfce, is there a menu editor entry under system or settings? In the past, you had to manually edit .desktop files to change the menu, pretty easy.

If not here are a few links that worked in the past:
https://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu
https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... nu-621543/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... nu-885263/
https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=6425

Edit: ElderDryas we replied almost at the same time... :)

User avatar
ElderDryas
Posts: 144
Joined: 3. Nov 2011, 22:06
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska USA

Re: xfce start button

Post by ElderDryas » 18. Dec 2015, 17:01

ChuangTzu wrote:...is there a menu editor entry under system or settings?
I seem to dimly remember a gui for menu editing...one the barely worked, sometimes, in some distros. The old-fashioned, hand edited way noted above always worked much better :)

Most xfce distros nowadays appear to be moving to Whisker Menu and it's associated menu editing gui (forgot the name). From my limited experience (on Xubuntu), it works fairly well, not that I'm a big fan of the Whisker Menu.

I'll be interested to see what slack/salix 14.2 with XFCE 4.12 includes.

EDIT:
ChuangTzu wrote:Edit: ElderDryas we replied almost at the same time...
Great Minds and all that. :geek:
Last edited by ElderDryas on 18. Dec 2015, 17:06, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
ChuangTzu
Donor
Posts: 350
Joined: 19. May 2015, 23:34

Re: xfce start button

Post by ChuangTzu » 18. Dec 2015, 17:05

ElderDryas wrote:not that I'm a big fan of the Whisker Menu.
Agreed, then again I prefer Fluxbox and its menu system, so I am biased. :lol: Feels strange not getting a menu with right click or a key.

4.12 does have some nice improvements, but also losing more of its leanness with each update, not that much lighter than Gnome shell anymore. If they go full GTK3 it will be even heavier. But thats another discussion. ;)

User avatar
zAchAry
Posts: 804
Joined: 11. May 2010, 09:02
Location: Israel

Re: xfce start button

Post by zAchAry » 18. Dec 2015, 19:00

jpg153 wrote:Any hint which file to edit and where it is located?
Try menulibre.

Code: Select all

slapt-src -i menulibre
ChuangTzu wrote:4.12 does have some nice improvements, but also losing more of its leanness with each update, not that much lighter than Gnome shell anymore. If they go full GTK3 it will be even heavier. But thats another discussion. ;)
I agree, and it is disturbing.
Image
Help to make Slackware easier Donate to Salix

User avatar
ChuangTzu
Donor
Posts: 350
Joined: 19. May 2015, 23:34

Re: xfce start button

Post by ChuangTzu » 18. Dec 2015, 21:38

Ah, forgot all about that program...its a good one!

User avatar
gapan
Salix Wizard
Posts: 5617
Joined: 6. Jun 2009, 17:40

Re: xfce start button

Post by gapan » 18. Dec 2015, 22:08

mozo, the menu editor for MATE should work just fine under xfce too I think.
Image
Image

User avatar
jpg153
Donor
Posts: 417
Joined: 23. Oct 2009, 15:43
Location: Marl/NRW/BRD/EU

Re: xfce start button

Post by jpg153 » 19. Dec 2015, 09:49

Hi guys,

thanks for that lot of input.

I will give it a try soon and report back.

Mozo did not work. It creates a lot of error messages and does not allow to mofify existing entries.. :(
Regards Gruß
jpg

User avatar
jpg153
Donor
Posts: 417
Joined: 23. Oct 2009, 15:43
Location: Marl/NRW/BRD/EU

Re: xfce start button

Post by jpg153 » 20. Dec 2015, 23:16

Hi,

menulibre

did the job! :D

Thanks.
Regards Gruß
jpg

Post Reply