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How to add new entry to Gnome Desktop's context menu?

I want to customize the context menu triggered in an empty Desktop background, but I haven't found a satisfying answer yet; I understand one could achieve it with Desktop Icons extension and nautilus-...
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Name of the arrow icons that tell you there is a subdirectory in a menu?

I don't know how exactly to describe it verbally, but I just mean the white triangular arrows in this example image: In an icon theme that I'm trying to use they either don't exist or are the exact ...
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How to reliably determine the name of an application for use in Gnome: Favorite Applications?

I have ran the following command to setup my Favorite Applications menu: gsettings set org.gnome.shell favorite-apps "[ \ 'docker-desktop.desktop', \ 'org.gnome.Nautilus.desktop', \ '...
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No hierarchical submenus shown in MATE?

The menu editor named mozo allows me to make submenus. But the actual menu shows without submenus and all items inside submenus are shown under the top level menu. In short: the whole menu structure ...
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Why is the properties option greyed out in the XFCE panel icon menu?

I'm using XFCE and I'm trying to change the properties on a panel icon. However, the option for properties on that icon is greyed out. For some reason it's only for that icon, the other icons are fine....
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Back to root_menu in script doesn't respond like it should

Menu and its submenus in single file bash script with a back to root menu for each. My issue is that the show_root_menu call sometimes just jump to the upper menu instead of the root. Bash-installer-...
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How to make a menu without pressing ENTER after choosing the option?

I'm trying to create a menu in bash but I don't want to press ENTER when selecting the option number. The code I'm trying to use: #!/bin/bash PS3="Select a character:" select character in ...
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Context menu does not consistently work?

I am using arch linux and a basic cpp custom window manager. However, every time I right click to open the context menu it just flickers and dissapears. I cannot use it at all. I also cannot use top ...
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Bash completely CLI interactive menu

I know there are programs which make a TUI (like dialog, whiptail) which allow selections in bash. However, I want a simple, nice, completely CLI menu (may not be simple to implement though). Note: ...
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Why menu options/items for editors/commands are declared with uppercase characters?

When nano is running, in the bottom appears the menu options based on ^#, for example ^O ^X etc .. Each one represents ctrl + o ctrl + x respectively Reason of this post: when a new linux user - ...
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How can I dynamically construct a menu with ansible.builtin.pause module?

The goal here is to dynamically construct a menu from an available variable file In this example I use ansible.builtin.pause module but I'm not sure this is the best way variable file: vars.yml --- ...
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No desktop or window frame context menus

I'm running fluxbox without any DE. For some reason I lost the ability to raise the desktop and window frame context menus with the right mouse button. I found that fluxbox did not place a "...
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Application showing in Menu, but .desktop file not present in /usr/share/applications

I have somehow the opposite problem of the proponent of this question: why-are-my-application-desktop-files-not-showing-up-in-linux-application-menu in my case I have an application showing in the ...
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Is there a Share menu in Linux desktop environments?

Does any DE have a 'Share menu' which allows sending files to and via installed applications like email clients, messengers, etc. (similar to MacOS and Android)? And in particular, is it possible to ...
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Two menu selections in Bash script

I'm learning Bash and I am trying to solve an exercise. The exercise consists of selecting the first and last names, from a menu list. However, if the name is not in the list then set manual input. ...
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For Debian-based OSs, where are the launcher shortcuts configured?

I spent time installing Signal through the command line yesterday. I run Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon. Without realizing I needed to log out and back in to get Signal to show a shortcut in the start ...
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overriding a single field in a desktop-entry

I'm setting up a Debian system, with LXDE as the Desktop Environment (really, I'm just remastering a Raspberry Pi OS image). I have an application that ships with a .desktop file. Cool! Unfortunately ...
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How to adjust the application select option menu?

Environment: uname -a Linux debian 5.10.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.46-4 (2021-08-03) x86_64 GNU/Linux dpkg -s lxde Maintainer: Debian LXDE Maintainers <[email protected]....
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Returning to main menu after calling a different script

I am having a menu based script which calls for an additional shell script. The challenge is that, after the additional shell script is finished, instead of returning to the main menu, it exits ...
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In KDE, how to get the Application Menu (File, Edit...) back on top of each window?

My File, Edit... Menus are gone from the Dolphin file manager. For the life of me I cant figure out how to get it back. Thank you.
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Can't reorder the menu in Gnome

I tried gsettings reset org.gnome.shell app-picker-layout and rebooting to see if that helped, but it didn't. I can't reorder the items (e.g. drag and drop) in neither favourites or the menu itself. I ...
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Xfce on Mint 19.3 with no Applications menu!

I have an old Dell Latitude D430, and I want to install a lightweight Desktop Environment. I have installed Mint 19.3, with Mate, and everything seemed ok. To make things lighter, I wanted to switch ...
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How can I show the menu options once my function is executed?

I have the below script: while true; do echo "# Available tests:" PS3="Please select which test must be performed [1-9]: " options=("CPU Stress Test (local)" "...
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Unity desktop entry

I have installed Unity. I can use it from directory. But, I want to use it from menu bar. Look at my below image But the application is right there. How to solve it?
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Whilst in a bash menu, select an option so user can enter custom command?

So I created a menu so I could control my VPN app without having to enter commands again and again. However, I'd like to be able to select eg number 7, press enter, then enter a command manually ...
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Removing logout/restart from mate session

So I have an Ubuntu bionic with mate desktop and I'm trying to remove the restart/logout options from the menu. At the moment I'm using the Brisk menu but could switch to anything else. I already ...
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show application is not working

every time I click on show application my Kali crashes and goes to the main screen after a few minutes, the application extension (top left corner) that I downloaded afterward seems to be working fine,...
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How to enable standard horizontal window menu bar in KDE plasma?

Distro: Fedora 32. I tried Application Style module: But it only has "Application style" and "Window decorations". I guess there should be a Widget Style module in the list as well?...
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design script with several menu approach

I just wanted to design a bash script based on below menu approach. The problem here is after selecting C option and followed by next menus not executing. Is there alternative approach so this menu ...
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Cinnamon - Change menu entry name on non-English locale

I'm using Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" Cinnamon in French. The taskbar menu has many programs already existing on fresh install, and I wanted to rename one of then, let's say the driver manager (French ...
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How to make a board key act like the right mouse key?

As most keyboard these days come with no Menu-key it would be nice to set a key to the operation of the right mouse button. So far I still have to select text. How could I get the board key act like ...
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How do I add "Right click>close" option to a .desktop file?

I have created a .desktop file for a program I use frequently. When I left click the .desktop file, it runs the program. I would like to have an "exit/close" option when I right click the file. How ...
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Grub menu not showing up instead windows directly loads

I have HP da-0077tx laptop pre-installed with DOS but I installed cracked version of Windows 10. Now I recently installed Elementary OS (dual boot). After installing Elementary OS due to some reasons, ...
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gnome terminal: how to enable menu bar by default permanently

I updated recently to fedora 31 and lost menu bar in gnome-terminal. I can enable menu bar for a single terminal session by right mouse press->enable menu bar. But there is no option to enable it ...
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How to make a simple menu in bash from an associative array

I am refactoring a script that displays a text menu similar to this: Select a mounted BTRFS device on your local machine to backup to. 1) 123456789abc-def012345-6789abcdef012 (/) 2) 123456789abc-...
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How do I add a custom option to an xfce4 menu item?

I have noticed that XFCE4 has an option to launch firefox in incognito mode: This firefox was installed from the Arch Linux repository. Can I do the same for a custom launcher for Firefox Nightly ...
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bash "select" menu script goes into an infinite loop when I close my terminal session

I've got a simple bash menu script that works almost perfect. But for some reason, if I don't exit out of the script using the "Exit" option OR by using CTRL+C BEFORE I close my terminal window, then ...
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How to remove orphan launcher in Whisker Menu?

I'm using Linux Mint 18.3 (Xfce 4.12) and have a launcher that seemingly can't be removed (any way I can think of; highlighted in the image below): After updating a VPN client, there are two entries. ...
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How can I open the Openbox applications menu from the Tint2 taskbar?

The usual way of accessing the applications menu in Openbox is by right clicking on an empty spot of your Openbox desktop or by binding a key to the ShowMenu-action in the rc.xml file. I would like ...
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Completely Clear command prompt through bash

I am actually making a menu for my official server. I made it through bash scripting on AIX. The problem i am facing is that when script is running, user can scroll up and see history of all commands ...
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Why does the Linux Mint 19.1 boot menu show before the Windows boot menu?

I have an SSD and an HDD. I've created separate partitions for Linux on the HDD (SWAP,boot and the storage), but I installed it on the the SSD on "Device for boot loader installation". I want to know ...
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Adding menu item to MATE main menu via the command line?

Ideally, I'm looking for a generic solution for Linux / Ubuntu, but my minimum requirement is something that will work in Ubuntu MATE 16. I'm writing a script that takes a newly-installed Ubuntu ...
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byobu configuration menu escape / exit always closes the tab

I've been using byobu for ~4 years at this point and I do not remember this behavior before. If I press F1 (this always happens by accident actually, with the exception of initial setup I never want ...
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exit script called from within a menu without exiting the menu

I have written this menu that calls forth several scripts. One of this script is dbus-monitor --system so it displays live traffic over dbus. but when I want to exit this I normally do Ctrl+C, but ...
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menu working, but not with |bash command

below is a script that displays a menu, when I run it like ./menu.sh it works, but when I run it like this: ./menu.sh | bash I get a lot of commands not found. The reason I want to run it with | ...
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I installed Eclipse, how do I make it searchable?

I downloaded the installer and installed Eclipse to my Downloads directory. I also added the path to my Path variable so when I open a terminal and type eclipse, it runs. However, when I open the ...
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vala-appmenu does not hide non-global menu for Eclipse

vala-appmenu does not hide non-global menu for Eclipse: Everything is okay for other GTK2/3 apps (Eclipse is SWT, which is backed by GTK3). DE: xfce 4.12 Distro: Arch Linux vala-appmenu: 0.7.1.r19....
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Linux touchscreen -- file menu item selected but not clicked on tap

I'm having a weird issue with my new touchscreen-enabled laptop on Linux Mint 19. The laptop is a Lenovo Yoga 510 (AMD 9410 cpu) For some, but not all programs, opening the file menu and tapping on ...
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Add icons/menu items for applications in XFCE

I am running Debian (Stretch) with XFCE and many applications do not appear in the menu (in my case Whisker Menu). As an example, I often run remote sessions using VNC and at the moment I can only ...
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BASH question: using read, can I capture a single char OR arrow key (on keyup)

So here's my deal: working in BASH, I have already built out a function which works just fine that accepts an array or any number of parameters, and spits out an interactive menu, navigable by arrows ...
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