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Re: determining which apps have entries in the applications menu in xfce




Thanks everybody for all the suggestions.

Whisker manager worked for me (thanks Darac), but the other
suggestions were also interesting and useful.

I did have trouble with Settings > Main Menu ---- my version of xfce
doesn't seem to have that.
The Settings submeu jumps from Keyboard to MIME Type Editor, and i
don't see an xfce icon i can click on.  (I also tried the Settings
Manager, but similarly couldn't find anything.)  My version of xfce is
version 4.12.

It sounds like it would be very useful to get to Settings > Main Menu, though.

(Ans along the way i discovered a nice little application showing a
world map with at least some of the countries identified in their
native scripts.)

Sure appreciate everybody's help!!! :)

dan

On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 6:54 AM, Charlie Kravetz
<cjk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> On Tue, 1 Aug 2017 22:12:55 -0700
> Dan Hitt <dan.hitt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>>I'm using a pretty vanilla debian 9 with xfce.
>>
>>There's an Applications menu in the upper left which has lots and lots
>>of applications listed under multiple submenus.
>>
>>There's a program that i have on my system whose name i cannot find in
>>the Applications menu.
>>
>>However, that might just be because i conducted a defective search.
>>
>>So i'm wondering if there's a systematic way to determine if the
>>program is in the menu.  (Presumably it is a matter of looking in
>>/usr/bin or something like that, although that cannot be the complete
>>solution as there are a few thousand programs in /usr/bin, and they
>>cannot all fit in the menu.  So i suspect there's a list somewhere . .
>>. )
>>
>>TIA for any clues on this,
>>
>>dan
>>
>
> Xfce pulls the menu from the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications
> and ~/.local/share/applications .
>
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