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What can I do when apt-get/aptitude doesn't create a menu item for an installed program?

Obviously, this question is specific to Debian-based setups. I find that, often, packages I install using aptitude or apt-get only say that a menu item has been created. No menu item actually appears....
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Prevent KDE and Gnome from showing eachothers icons in the menu

Often, I have both KDE4 and Gnome installed on my machines. What really bothers me when I do this, is that the Gnome menu will show all kinds of things that I will hardly ever use in Gnome, like ...
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Centos 7/Gnome Applications menu items don't respond

I have CentOS 7 installed with gnome. After some uptime, no items under the 'Applications' menu respond.* I can open the menus and submenus and hover over items with the mouse pointer. They will ...
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Arrow key/Enter menu

I need help finding out how to possibly create a menu in a shell script that will display 3 options that a user will use the arrows keys to move the highlight cursor and press enter to select one. If ...
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How to remove KDE and XFCE applications from GNOME menu?

I am new to Linux. I installed kubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop over the default Ubuntu 10.10. I want to unclutter the menu, so that applications related to a particular desktop appear in menu ...
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How can I add an application to the Favorites section of the Applications menu in CentOS 7?

I have created a custom application entry in the applications menu for Eclipse as follows in a file /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop as follows [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Eclipse Exec=...
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LXDE customize main menu add SEARCH BOX like in KDE Kickoff or Windows 7/Vista

When you open the main menu in say MS Windows (7/Vista) you can quickly search for any item (apps/docs etc.) the same in Ubuntu (Dash), Kubuntu (Kickoff menu). Is there any easy way to add such a ...
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How to add 'open folder as root' in Elementary OS file manager context menu?

Here it is the solution in order to add the 'open terminal here' into the context menu of Elementary OS' file manager (generically called 'Files' - the executable is pantheon-files). For that ...
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Search through kernel make menuconfig configuration menu entries

When I run make menuconfig inside /usr/src/linux directory, the kernel configuration wizard appears. How can I search through the menu entries inside the make menuconfig wizard? I've tested /, but / ...
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Right click menu in Nemo missing 'create shortcut' and 'copy/move to'

I recently did a clean install of Linux Mint 17.3 with Cinnamon on my machine. Before the clean install, if I right clicked on a file or folder in nemo, the menu would have a 'create shortcut' option....
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solus menu at bottom of screen

I updated my Solus installation to 1.1 and now it has the menu at the top. How do I move that to the bottom? I found a forum entry but the contribution that should contain the answer says: It's ...
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i3 xterm menu (ctrl+mouse) too small

I've recently started to use the i3 window manager. I configured i3 and xterm to fit my needs, but whenever I start xterm and want use the menu (ctrl+mouse_button), the menu gets displayed as a small ...
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Display a right-click menu using a shell script

Is it possible to display a right-click menu using a shell script (or some kind of Unix command?) I'm trying to find a program that can be used to display a context menu at a specific location on the ...
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XFCE - find out which command is executed by a given menu item

I would like to know which command is executed when I click on a given XFCE menu item. For instance, in my menu, Applications contains an item Users and Groups, but clicking on it does nothing. I ...
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Customize Top Panel / Global Menu / Super-Wingpanel in Elementary OS Luna

How on ElementaryOS change Wingpanel on Top Panel / Global Menu / Super-Wingpanel like OS X ?
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Emacs entry missing from window manager menus

Since some time ago I have no menu entry for Emacs anymore on my Debian system. The same happens on two different machines -- one running testing and one running unstable. I have tried switching ...
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No window menus in freenx

I recently upgraded an openSUSE 11.3 install to 11.4 by downloading the DVD, burning it, & chosing the upgrade option upon booting to it. I used all the upgrade defaults. Upon coming back up, I ...
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Empty XFCE Applications menu

After installing one application that put its launcher in the wrong menu category I decided to relocate it to its correct category. To this effect I edited the Applications menu (right click on it -&...
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Reorder items in an XFCE4 menu

In the Application menu, the "Lock Screen" item is misplaced, does anyone know how to place it just above "Log Out"? Shows "Lock Screen" somewhere in the middle but should appear near the bottom, ...
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How to disable Application Menu in XFCE?

I have just installed i3 as a Window Manager, and I feel the keyboard shortcuts and the integrated status bar are sufficient to manage my open applications, view the time, etc. In other words, I'd ...
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Create url link in menu

How can I create a menu item that points to a URL? I've tried creating a mylink.desktop entry like this: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=My Link Name Icon=my-icon Type=Link Categories=Office; ...
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How do I make the 'super' key open the app menu?

I'm running LXDE on Mint atm, and I was wondering if there is a practical way to make the super key open the menu up, somewhat like it does in Windows.
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Is there a common launcher for DosBox and ScummVM games?

ScummVM comes with a launcher for starting games. After a game is installed, it displays the names in a window that can be run at full-screen and that can be controlled by the keyboard. Other games ...
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Bind right click contect menu to key

I'm using a Latitude DELL notebook with XUbuntu which is working really well. But there's this one issue. The missing "context menu" key which is usually between CTRL and AltGR. I already found a way ...
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Remove icons in gnome application menu

How can you hide unwanted apps from the gnome app menu? I've installed alacarte/main menu, unticked the apps but they still appear. I've also checked in /usr/share/applications and viewed one the ...
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Is it possible to start programs (saved in the menu) from the terminal?

Recently I switched over to Linux Mint. I am finally getting the hang of using the terminal, but there is one question that I find myself coming back to: Is it possible to start a program that is ...
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Display a menu of files names and let the user select a file by entering a number

I have created a script that allows the user to select a file by copying and pasting that file. Then perform a grep on that file. I want to know is it possible to put a number in front of each files ...
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clickable (gui) Bash script?

Was just finishing some script containing a choice menu and was wondering if there's a tool out there that could be called by a script, provides a 1-click-choice-menu and returns the result back to ...
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Fully access DVD movies menu structure: any alternative to VLC?

I want to be able to just insert a DVD movie and be sure I'll have full access to all its features. - Can this be done without VLC in Linux? VLC is maybe the best video player out-there and as far as ...
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How to add 'Make executable' and 'Run' entries to Elementary OS file manager context menu?

I know this is to be done by creating a .contract file in /usr/share/contractor. For example, one like this will add a menu option to open a folder as root. [Contractor Entry] Name=Open folder as ...
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How to make a multiple --scale dialog in yad or other alternative?

Is it possible to make a dialog with multiple --scale in yad, or other alternative easily, can you help me? I would like an interface multiple on/off. Example: This is my script... #!/bin/sh ...
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Add maximise and minimise buttons to Gnome 3.8

I'm currently in the process of trialling Gnomebuntu 13.10 in a virtual machine for web development work with a view to potentially ditching Windows 8.1 for development work in the near future. One of ...
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XFCE4 Open PanelMenu via shortcut

I want open the XFCE4-Menu via a keyboard shortcut. I tried to map the command xfce4-popup-menu, but got the error: Failed to execute child process xfce4-popup-menu Then I tried xfce4-popup-...
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Is there a program that will launch a configurable context menu

I'm looking for something like Zenity or Yad, except I want something that behaves like a menu, namely: it opens right next to the cursor; it takes one click to select things; it's possible to have ...
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Mate menu (Linux Mint 17) searches files when pressing enter - can this be changed?

Example: I press Supper button: menu opens. I write "fir": it shows Firefox, just like any launcher. I press Enter, it starts searching the whole system for files named "fir". I can avoid this by ...
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Update KDE menu in Mint without logging out

I don't know why, but when I install any application in my several Mint 17.2 installatios, I need to log out and log in again to have an icon in the menu. I'm using KDE on Mint 17.2 with some default ...
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There is an folder in my KDE Kickoff named Debian

I just recently reinstalled Debian Wheezy on one of my computers, now I've noticed that there is an folder named "Debian" in the list of applications in the Kickoff Application Launcher list. In this ...
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When selecting from the Menu not able to Perform task?

Is there a way to automatically create users, delete users, create groups and delete groups once I selected a task? Also Why im not able to perform any of those task once I select the task I want to ...
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Trouble getting menu to work

Currently I’m trying to get a menu working for my Into to Unix class. The problem I’m getting right now is that when I input something into the script my input appears instead of the script responding ...
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bash script select menu

I've many notes gleaned from the web and have written bash scripts to manage them. I've some scripts working that depend on select to make menus. Question: in a nested menu context, is it possible ...
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Linux Mint 17: Menu editors can't “move” Main Menu applications

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela 64-bit MATE 1.10.2 mintmenu 5.6.4 Menu editors cannot apply "move" to Mint Menu applications. Mozo menu editor (default menu editor, version 1.10.1-1+rafaela) Displays ...
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Problem with submenus

im trying todo a script with two menus, one with basic comands and the other passowrd protected with five more advanced commands but the script dont pass the first menu, i think that there is a loop ...
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Emacs strange appearance

After update the newest version of KDE (Plasma ver. 5.6.3, Frameworks 5.21.0) and kernel 4.5.2-1 ARCH, the menu bar of Emacs becomes ugly The same error appears in Firefox: the options in right-...
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Array into whiptail menu - BASH

I would like to show user friendly whiptail menu. My goal in whiptail is this: Choice1 Choice2 Choice3 Choice4 I have array consist of: Choice1 Choice2 Choice3 Choice4 I run array through loop ...
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Cinnamon Menu Search shows non-existent .desktop files

when I open the Cinnamon main Menu and search for 'someTool' I get a couple of files that don't exist: /home/username/someTool.desktop /home/username/Shortcuts/someTool.desktop /usr/share/...
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I lost some of my MenuBars in Cinnamon

I hope this post finds you well and you're having a nice holiday. Recently the MenuBar of multiple apps has disappeared Recently the MenuBar of multiple apps has disappeared and I have no idea how ...
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The first click on Linux Mint menu does not open it

I noticed that the first click on the menu after rebooting or turning my computer on does not open it, I must click again to actually show it. I use LMDE with MATE. I have followed the instructions I ...
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How can I create a menu entry for Backbox Tools in KDE Plasma 5

I've recently installed backbox-tools following the instructions here. Once done, I installed backbox-menu as well to implement the xfce menu. I see that the .desktop entries are created in: /usr/...
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Disabling mnemonics in the menu bar while keeping button mnemonics in GTK2

I would like to disable mnemonics in the menu bar because they interfere with keyboard shortcuts in some applications -- the terminal, for example -- but I would like to keep mnemonics for buttons in ...
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Grub: show menu with arbitrary key combination

I want to hide the grub menu at boot, and show it when a particular key combination is pressed. For example I want the grub menu to appear only when a+b+c keys are pressed. (I am using Debian 8) Now ...