Tag Archives: menu

Local .desktop files

In XFCE, whenever I needed to customize some menu entry, I would just go to /usr/share/applications/ and edit the corresponding .desktop file. This applies the changes globally and whenever the program is updated the modified .desktop file will be overwritten.

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Custom XFCE menu

After tweaking the icon size of the XFCE menu, let’s customize it a bit more. Use as a starting point the default: /etc/xdg/menus/xfce-applications.menu and copy it to a custom location, e.g. ~/.config/xfce4/xfce-applications-custom.menu.

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Bigger menu icons in XFCE

One of the many things I loved about GNOME 2 was the “foot” menu. Its bigger icons made it look somehow more user friendly and uncluttered. At least to me :) Since I switched to XFCE, I have been wondering … Continue reading

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Menu entries in E17

Every now and then I get this ideas to use the amazing Enlightenment17 — a truly beautiful semi desktop environment. The problem with it was that no menu file was provided by default. Recent versions include a menu file, but … Continue reading

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Hiding unwanted .desktop entries from the menu

Problem: There are a few desktop entries that I do not want to be shown in the menu. Solution: I used to just delete them from /usr/share/applications, but apparently there was a smarter way. Just open the .desktop file, e.g. … Continue reading

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