[As-users] AS 2.00.01 start menu sort order

Renegade Muskrat (dramaley@spatulacity.cx)
Mon, 17 Jan 2005 10:15:20 -0600


I want to add a couple of my most-used programs to the top of the menu 
that appears when i click the desktop. I've created a directory 
~/.afterstep/start and put a .include file in it to load the normal 
system menu. The .include looks like:
     name AfterStep
     include "/usr/share/afterstep/start"
In AfterStep 1.8.11 i could add new items to the top of the menu by 
creating files in ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/start named 0_program, 
1_program, etc. They would appear at the top of the menu. But if i do 
that in AfterStep 2.00.01, my custom entries don't get sorted at the 
top, they are mixed in with the system menu.

For example, the system menu (in /usr/share/afterstep/start) looks like 
this (the first column is how the menu item appears on screen, the 
second is the name of the file associated with each item):
     Debian                       0_Debian
     Desktop                      1_Desktop
     Modules                      2_Modules
     Windows                      4_Windows
     Quit                         5_Quit
            [separator space]     6_nop
     About AfterStep              7_About_AfterStep
     XTerminal                    c_xterminal
if i create in ~/.afterstep/start 3 files 0_rxvt, 1_firefox, 99_nop, 
the menu looks like this (items from the custom menu are in caps to 
easily distinguish them):
     Debian                       0_Debian
     RXVT                         0_rxvt
     Desktop                      1_Desktop
     MOZILLA FIREFOX              1_firefox
     Modules                      2_Modules
     Windows                      4_Windows
     Quit                         5_Quit
            [separator space]     6_nop
     About AfterStep              7_About_AfterStep
            [SEPARATOR SPACE]     99_nop
     XTerminal                    c_xterminal
Is there a way to make them sort at the top, ala AS 1.8.11? I want the 
menu to look like this:
     RXVT                         0_rxvt
     MOZILLA FIREFOX              1_firefox
            [SEPARATOR SPACE]     99_nop
     Debian                       0_Debian
     Desktop                      1_Desktop
     Modules                      2_Modules
     Windows                      4_Windows
     Quit                         5_Quit
            [separator space]     6_nop
     About AfterStep              7_About_AfterStep
     XTerminal                    c_xterminal

For the three custom menu items, i have tried naming them with extra 
zeros on the front, so their file name would be: 000_rxvt, 001_firefox, 
099_nop. But that had no effect; they were sorted the same as before i 
added the extra zeros.

In my look file i do have "StartMenuSortMode 1" set, but i didn't see 
any other settings that appeared to be associated with start menu sort 
order.
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