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

Jeff Krebs (jkrebs@tconl.com)
Wed, 11 Oct 2006 17:55:44 -0500


With 2.2.3 just released, you may want to check AfterWiki:

http://www.assilem.org/afterwiki/index.php?title=Main_Page


And more specifically, the article on adding menu entries:

http://www.assilem.org/afterwiki/index.php?title=Speedy


Jeff Krebs

* Mike Rosing (eresrch@eskimo.com) wrote:
> 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!
> 
> Mike
> 
> 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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