On Thursday 08 April 2010 20:53:17 Kevin Kofler wrote:
Lester M Petrie wrote:
> I have just discovered that by left clicking on the background, and
> selecting "Desktop Activity Settings", I can enable
> an "Application Launcher" menu by clicking on the background with the
> selected mouse button.
You can also get this menu by right-clicking on the default "Kickoff" menu
and selecting "Switch to Classic menu style".
OK, I use 'Classic Menu" already. I'm an old foggy that way. I just edited
the menu yesterday, and this morning that
change is in the popup menu. So my problem is different than finding the menu. I have
arranged the menu(s) in the
editor to display in the order I want them. This works fine when clicking on the
Application Button in the task bar. I
also have an Application Launcher widget on the desktop which displays the menu as I have
arranged it. This was
my work around for not being able to popup a menu with the mouse button. But now the menu
that pops up with the
mouse button is displayed in a different arrangement. The problem this causes me is that
I have a submenu of
remote machines that I can ssh to, opening a new konsole window for the connection. I
have edited those to be in
alphabetical order so that I can find the one I want quickly (they are named xnode1 -
xnode61), but when I open that
submenu in the popup, they are arranged in some scattered order. Perhaps this is a bug in
the display of the menu? I
have edited the menu many times, and when I look at the xml, its very jumbled. Is there a
program that can read
whats there, and write a new file in the final order? I have taken a try at doing this in
an editor, but I keep ending up
with something that is unusable.
> This was a feature from KDE 3 that I really missed when I transitioned to
> KDE 4. The application launcher menu looks rather like an old version
> of my standard application launcher menu, with pieces missing, and lots
> of rearrangement. What is the menu displayed, and how can it be edited?
It's the same menu as the Kickoff menu, just viewed in a more traditional
way. It can be edited using right click / Menu Editor.
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Lester M Petrie
Oak Ridge National Lab