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    cant make new items in main menu

    hi, i just installed xubuntu 13.10 however it was a real disappointement. the sound icon doesnt wor
    k but after searching on google i finally found the trick to fix it. however i have a trouble with the main menu. i tried to make a new item but had some problems :
    impossible to choose a custom icon
    doesnt make the item anyway.


    anybody having same problem?

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    Re: cant make new items in main menu

    If you right click on the sound icon>Properties, there is a drop down list and you can assign it to control whichever sound device you wish. Tried that?

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    Re: cant make new items in main menu

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    If you right click on the sound icon>Properties, there is a drop down list and you can assign it to control whichever sound device you wish. Tried that?
    Hi Bucky, As I mentioned in my first post I solved the problem with sound. The main issue is making a new item in Main menu which doesnt seem to be possible.

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    Re: cant make new items in main menu

    Please explain in more detail what you are doing to create the item in the main menu and any errors or other actions you're getting.

    When you say 'main menu' I presume you mean the Apps menu ...

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    Re: cant make new items in main menu

    Hi again Bucky,
    It's in xubuntu 13.10

    Now I'm in xubuntu 13.04 so I suppose it should be in the same way in the 13.10

    Setting Manager > Main Menu > New Menu Not possible to choose a icon and submit the changes , No error nothing happens
    Setting > Main Menu > new Item Same thing as above!

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    Re: cant make new items in main menu

    Hmm. I just tried it (I am using lxde menu editor in xfce4 but virtually the same) and no problem. Thinking ...

    What group have you got marked in the left column when you are trying this? Perhaps some groups don't allow you to add a new menu or item, but it seems unlikely. Also, I don't have 'new menu', just new item.

    An anomaly.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; November 15th, 2013 at 10:47 AM.

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    Re: cant make new items in main menu

    No, Im totally positive im doing right. I have done this since 12.04 and it always worked. I dunno why

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    Re: cant make new items in main menu

    I´m having just the same problem on a default Xubuntu instalation as a VMWare Workstation 10 guest... I can create separators (?!?) but not new itens.

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    Re: cant make new items in main menu

    I confirm the same problem here too. Xubuntu 13.10. Can't find a solution in google.

    I checked with ps - it's definitely alacarte that's running to edit the menus.
    Bucky Ball: what's the name of the Lubuntu menu editor?

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    Re: cant make new items in main menu

    I found the work around to the problem of making new items.

    Right Click on desktop and then Create Launcher

    This will create the new launcher on the desktop from there move it to your /home/user/.local/share/applications/ folder.

    It does not create the Categories for the launcher but just open the launcher with mousepad and add the Categories=blank; to the bottom. Where blank is specify Category

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