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How can I add an application to Applications > Internet in Gnome Desktop running on CentOS 6.4?

Per this old Docs link, it suggests to edit /etc/xdg/menus/

How can I add /home/danny/some/path/myprog/prog (executable) to my Gnome Applications menu?

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This is how I did it:

vi /usr/share/applications/newitem.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=My Program

An icon can be added by including Icon=/some/path.

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Since this is an application in the 'danny' account, you could put it in ~danny/.local/share/applications/newitem.desktop, which will only show up in the 'danny' user's menus. – jsbillings Apr 1 '13 at 0:54
Is it possible to put run as sudo(root) option ? – Gossamer Sep 21 '13 at 9:41

There is another solution by enabling an "edit menu" option.

You can have this menu by installing the "alacarte" module with this command (as root):

yum install alacarte

After just restart you X server and you can edit your menus with a mouse right click on the toolbar.

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