Re: [As-users] Where are master files?

Mike Rosing (
Mon, 24 Jul 2006 06:01:48 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks Jeff!

I will be playing with it this evening when I get back home.
That I can play with it is one of the major advantages to
Afterstep in the first place!


On Sun, 23 Jul 2006, Jeff Krebs wrote:

> OK.  I remember this... AS reads *.desktop files (on FC5,
> they are located primarily in /usr/share/desktop-directories,
> /usr/share/desktop-menu-patches, & /usr/share/applications).
> Other systems might have /usr/local/share/... .
> Do a search for files *.desktop to see all available.
> AS reads the data from these files and adds the programs in
> the menus.
> If you have a certain program you desire to add, and it doesn't
> show through .desktop entries, you can add it manually.
> Look at the example that you provided (Applications/Network).
> The menu files were numbered 1_* to 8_*. Look at the menu output
> under AS.  The order should be the same, with *.desktop entries
> on the bottom. Copy the file "4_mail" to "9_xchat".
> Edit your new file to read:
> 	Exec "XChat (IRC)" exec xchat &
> and save the file. Using the menu and selecting
> 	Desktop -> Update All
> should show your new program.  Look at the other menu items for
> examples, especially those launching in terminals.  You can add
> subsequent programs like the example above: 10_*, 11_*, etc..
> As I said earlier, I'd rather add a button under Wharf for
> programs I use frequently; I rarely use the menus.
> Jeff Krebs
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