[CentOS] How do I create a new menu category in GNOME ?

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 18:22:12 UTC 2010


On Mon, 2010-03-01 at 18:50 +0100, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> The title says it all. My GNOME desktop is in French, so here's what my 
> standard Applications (same word in french) menu looks like :
> 
> Applications > Accessoires (Utilities)
>               > Bureautique (Office)
>               > Graphisme (Graphics)
>               > Internet (Internet)
>               > Son et vidéo (Sound and Video)
> 
> Now I'm currently installing a medical application (Medintux) which 
> consists of several different "modules", e. g. programs where each one 
> does one thing. There are something like ten different modules, and I'd 
> like to create a new category in my main menu, so I have :
> 
> Applications > Medintux > User Management
>                          > Diagnostics
>                          > X-Rays
>                          > Scanner management
>                          > Prescriptions
>                          > ...
> 
> Something like that.
> 
> I'm already familiar with creating *.desktop files and putting them in 
> /usr/share/applications and running update-desktop-database. But I can't 
> seem to be able to create a new category. I found some probably related 
> files in /usr/share/desktop-directories and tried to edit my custom 
> medintux.directory file, but to no avail.
> 
> Anyone here familiar with the innards of GNOME desktop menus?
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That should be the right way /usr/share/apps  then update it...

I think your problem is you need to Crtl-Alt-Backspace   as in restart
X.

By the wa how you like the app?

John



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