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    Question Application not appearing in Menu

    In 12.04, I have a problem with applications not showing up in the application menu (the button on the left of the bottom panel).

    I installed fslint and Kfind (the 'find files/folders' app) from the Ubuntu Software Center. fslint showed up in the application menu, but Kfind did not. When I check, both of them show up as installed (with the little green tick). So I assumed something was wrong with the installation, so I removed and re-installed Kfind. No change.

    Before anyone suggests that Kfind does not work with Lubuntu, I should mention that it all works fine on my other Lubuntu PC.

    2 questions:
    - any idea why it does not show up in the application menu?
    - how do I edit the application menu?

    Thanks
    Last edited by hans12345; December 19th, 2012 at 05:45 PM. Reason: added version

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    Re: Application not appearing in Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by hans12345 View Post
    In 12.04, I have a problem with applications not showing up in the application menu (the button on the left of the bottom panel).

    I installed fslint and Kfind (the 'find files/folders' app) from the Ubuntu Software Center. fslint showed up in the application menu, but Kfind did not. When I check, both of them show up as installed (with the little green tick). So I assumed something was wrong with the installation, so I removed and re-installed Kfind. No change.

    Before anyone suggests that Kfind does not work with Lubuntu, I should mention that it all works fine on my other Lubuntu PC.

    2 questions:
    - any idea why it does not show up in the application menu?
    - how do I edit the application menu?

    Thanks



    Go to "Main Menu" editor (that is how you edit your menu) and add a new item. then name it and add the command (in you case "Kfind")


    I have had programs do that before.

    hope that helps

    -Pierce
    Last edited by pierceTN; December 19th, 2012 at 05:58 PM.

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    Re: Application not appearing in Menu

    Thanks. That was fast! I'll try your idea now

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    Re: Application not appearing in Menu

    Problem!

    This is Lubuntu. How do I edit the Main Menu?

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    Re: Application not appearing in Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post

    try this in terminal:


    edit:

    try this one: sudo apt-get install alacarte
    Last edited by pierceTN; December 19th, 2012 at 06:32 PM.

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    Re: Application not appearing in Menu

    I have been looking at this idea:

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    I have cross checked with my Lubuntu PC that has Kfind visible on the desktop and in the applications menu.

    BOTH have the same entry for kfind.desktop:

    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Exec=kfind %u
    Icon=kfind
    X-DocPath=kfind/index.html
    Type=Application
    Terminal=false
    Name=Find Files/Folders
    Name[af]=Soek Lęers/Gidse
    Name[ar]=إبحث عن ملفات/مجلّدات
    Name[as]=নথিপত্ৰ/পঞ্জিকা বিচাৰক
    Name[ast]=Guetar ficheros/carpetes
    Name[be]=Пошук файлаў і тэчак
    Name[be@latin]=Pošuk fajłaŭ i katalohaŭ
    Name[bg]=Търсене на файлове
    Name[bn]=ফাইল/ফোল্ডার অনুসন্ধান
    Name[bn_IN]=ফাইল/ফোল্ডার অনুসন্ধান
    Name[br]=Klask restroů/renkelloů
    Name[bs]=Traženje datoteka i fascikli
    Name[ca]=Cerca fitxers i carpetes
    Name[ca@valencia]=Cerca fitxers i carpetes
    Name[cs]=Najít soubory/složky
    Name[csb]=Szëkba lopków/katalogów
    Name[da]=Find filer/mapper
    Name[de]=Dateien/Ordner suchen
    Name[el]=Αναζήτηση αρχείων/φακέλων
    Name[en_GB]=Find Files/Folders
    Name[eo]=Trovi dosierojn/dosierujojn
    Name[es]=Buscar archivos/carpetas
    Name[et]=Failide/kataloogide otsimine
    Name[eu]=Bilatu fitxategiak/karpetak
    Name[fa]=یافتن پرونده*ها/پوشه*ها
    Name[fi]=Etsi tiedostoja ja kansioita
    Name[fr]=Recherche de fichiers*/ dossiers
    Name[fy]=Triemmen/mappen sykje
    Name[ga]=Aimsigh Comhaid/Comhadlanna
    Name[gl]=Buscar ficheiros/cartafoles
    Name[gu]=ફાઇલો/ફોલ્ડરો શોધો
    Name[he]=חיפוש קבצים ותיקיות
    Name[hi]=फ़ाइलें/फोल्डर ढूंढें
    Name[hne]=फाइल मन ल/फोल्डर मन ल खोजव
    Name[hr]=Traži datoteke/mape
    Name[hsb]=Dataje/zapiski namakać
    Name[hu]=Fájlkereső
    Name[ia]=Trova files/dossieres
    Name[id]=Cari Berkas/Folder
    Name[is]=Finna skrár/möppur
    Name[it]=Trova file e cartelle
    Name[ja]=ファイル/フォルダを検索
    Name[ka]=ფაილთა და საქაღალდეთა ძიება
    Name[kk]=Файлды не қапшықты табу
    Name[km]=រក​ឯកសារ/ថត
    Name[kn]=ಕಡತಗಳನ್ನು/ಕಡತಕೋಶಗಳನ್ನು ಹುಡುಕು
    Name[ko]=파일/폴더 찾기
    Name[ku]=Pelan/peldankan Bibîne
    Name[lt]=Rasti failus/aplankus
    Name[lv]=Meklēt failus/mapes
    Name[mai]=फाइलसभ/फोल्डरसभ ढूँढू
    Name[mk]=Пронајди датотеки/папки
    Name[ml]=രേഖകളും കൂടകളും തിരയുക
    Name[mr]=फाइल/फोल्डर पहा
    Name[ms]=Cari Fail/Folder
    Name[nb]=Finn filer/mapper
    Name[nds]=Dateien un Ornern söken
    Name[ne]=फाइल/फोल्डर फेला पार्नुहोस्
    Name[nl]=Bestanden/mappen zoeken
    Name[nn]=Finn filer/mapper
    Name[or]=ଫାଇଲ/ଫୋଲଡର ଖୋଜନ୍ତୁ
    Name[pa]=ਫਾਇਲ/ਫੋਲਡਰ ਖੋਜ
    Name[pl]=Wyszukiwanie plików/katalogów
    Name[pt]=Procurar Ficheiros/Pastas
    Name[pt_BR]=Procurar arquivos/pastas
    Name[ro]=Caută fișiere/dosare
    Name[ru]=Поиск файлов и папок
    Name[se]=Oza fiillaid dahje máhpaid
    Name[si]=ගොනු/බහලුම් සොයන්න
    Name[sk]=Nájsť súbory/priečinky
    Name[sl]=Najdi datoteke in mape
    Name[sr]=Тражење фајлова и фасцикли
    Name[sr@ijekavian]=Тражење фајлова и фасцикли
    Name[sr@ijekavianlatin]=Traženje fajlova i fascikli
    Name[sr@latin]=Traženje fajlova i fascikli
    Name[sv]=Hitta filer eller kataloger
    Name[ta]=கோப்புகள்/அடைவுகளைக் கண்டுபிடி
    Name[te]=దస్త్రాలు/ఫొల్డర్లను వెతుకు
    Name[tg]=Ҷустуҷӯи файлҳо/феҳристҳо
    Name[th]=ค้นหาแฟ้ม/โฟลเดอร์
    Name[tr]=Dosya / Dizin Bul
    Name[ug]=ھۆججەت/قىسقۇچ ئىزدە
    Name[uk]=Пошук файлів та тек
    Name[uz]=Fayl/jildlarni qidirish
    Name[uz@cyrillic]=Файл/жилдларни қидириш
    Name[vi]=Těm Tập tin/Thư mục
    Name[wa]=Trover des fitchîs/ridants
    Name[x-test]=xxFind Files/Foldersxx
    Name[zh_CN]=查找文件/文件夹
    Name[zh_TW]=尋找檔案/資料夾
    X-KDE-StartupNotify=true
    OnlyShowIn=KDE;
    Categories=Qt;KDE;Core;
    The problem must be elsewhere.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Application not appearing in Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by hans12345 View Post

    The problem must be elsewhere.

    Any ideas?
    Comment out the line:

    OnlyShowIn=KDE;

    and resave the .desktop file(s).

    Also change the categories: Maybe Use Utility; or GTK;Utility;
    Last edited by Dennis N; December 19th, 2012 at 09:09 PM.

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    Re: Application not appearing in Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by hans12345 View Post
    I have been looking at this idea:



    I have cross checked with my Lubuntu PC that has Kfind visible on the desktop and in the applications menu.

    BOTH have the same entry for kfind.desktop:

    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Exec=kfind %u
    Icon=kfind
    X-DocPath=kfind/index.html
    Type=Application
    Terminal=false
    Name=Find Files/Folders
    Name[af]=Soek Lęers/Gidse
    Name[ar]=إبحث عن ملفات/مجلّدات
    Name[as]=নথিপত্ৰ/পঞ্জিকা বিচাৰক
    Name[ast]=Guetar ficheros/carpetes
    Name[be]=Пошук файлаў і тэчак
    Name[be@latin]=Pošuk fajłaŭ i katalohaŭ
    Name[bg]=Търсене на файлове
    Name[bn]=ফাইল/ফোল্ডার অনুসন্ধান
    Name[bn_IN]=ফাইল/ফোল্ডার অনুসন্ধান
    Name[br]=Klask restroů/renkelloů
    Name[bs]=Traženje datoteka i fascikli
    Name[ca]=Cerca fitxers i carpetes
    Name[ca@valencia]=Cerca fitxers i carpetes
    Name[cs]=Najít soubory/složky
    Name[csb]=Szëkba lopków/katalogów
    Name[da]=Find filer/mapper
    Name[de]=Dateien/Ordner suchen
    Name[el]=Αναζήτηση αρχείων/φακέλων
    Name[en_GB]=Find Files/Folders
    Name[eo]=Trovi dosierojn/dosierujojn
    Name[es]=Buscar archivos/carpetas
    Name[et]=Failide/kataloogide otsimine
    Name[eu]=Bilatu fitxategiak/karpetak
    Name[fa]=یافتن پرونده*ها/پوشه*ها
    Name[fi]=Etsi tiedostoja ja kansioita
    Name[fr]=Recherche de fichiers*/ dossiers
    Name[fy]=Triemmen/mappen sykje
    Name[ga]=Aimsigh Comhaid/Comhadlanna
    Name[gl]=Buscar ficheiros/cartafoles
    Name[gu]=ફાઇલો/ફોલ્ડરો શોધો
    Name[he]=חיפוש קבצים ותיקיות
    Name[hi]=फ़ाइलें/फोल्डर ढूंढें
    Name[hne]=फाइल मन ल/फोल्डर मन ल खोजव
    Name[hr]=Traži datoteke/mape
    Name[hsb]=Dataje/zapiski namakać
    Name[hu]=Fájlkereső
    Name[ia]=Trova files/dossieres
    Name[id]=Cari Berkas/Folder
    Name[is]=Finna skrár/möppur
    Name[it]=Trova file e cartelle
    Name[ja]=ファイル/フォルダを検索
    Name[ka]=ფაილთა და საქაღალდეთა ძიება
    Name[kk]=Файлды не қапшықты табу
    Name[km]=រក​ឯកសារ/ថត
    Name[kn]=ಕಡತಗಳನ್ನು/ಕಡತಕೋಶಗಳನ್ನು ಹುಡುಕು
    Name[ko]=파일/폴더 찾기
    Name[ku]=Pelan/peldankan Bibîne
    Name[lt]=Rasti failus/aplankus
    Name[lv]=Meklēt failus/mapes
    Name[mai]=फाइलसभ/फोल्डरसभ ढूँढू
    Name[mk]=Пронајди датотеки/папки
    Name[ml]=രേഖകളും കൂടകളും തിരയുക
    Name[mr]=फाइल/फोल्डर पहा
    Name[ms]=Cari Fail/Folder
    Name[nb]=Finn filer/mapper
    Name[nds]=Dateien un Ornern söken
    Name[ne]=फाइल/फोल्डर फेला पार्नुहोस्
    Name[nl]=Bestanden/mappen zoeken
    Name[nn]=Finn filer/mapper
    Name[or]=ଫାଇଲ/ଫୋଲଡର ଖୋଜନ୍ତୁ
    Name[pa]=ਫਾਇਲ/ਫੋਲਡਰ ਖੋਜ
    Name[pl]=Wyszukiwanie plików/katalogów
    Name[pt]=Procurar Ficheiros/Pastas
    Name[pt_BR]=Procurar arquivos/pastas
    Name[ro]=Caută fișiere/dosare
    Name[ru]=Поиск файлов и папок
    Name[se]=Oza fiillaid dahje máhpaid
    Name[si]=ගොනු/බහලුම් සොයන්න
    Name[sk]=Nájsť súbory/priečinky
    Name[sl]=Najdi datoteke in mape
    Name[sr]=Тражење фајлова и фасцикли
    Name[sr@ijekavian]=Тражење фајлова и фасцикли
    Name[sr@ijekavianlatin]=Traženje fajlova i fascikli
    Name[sr@latin]=Traženje fajlova i fascikli
    Name[sv]=Hitta filer eller kataloger
    Name[ta]=கோப்புகள்/அடைவுகளைக் கண்டுபிடி
    Name[te]=దస్త్రాలు/ఫొల్డర్లను వెతుకు
    Name[tg]=Ҷустуҷӯи файлҳо/феҳристҳо
    Name[th]=ค้นหาแฟ้ม/โฟลเดอร์
    Name[tr]=Dosya / Dizin Bul
    Name[ug]=ھۆججەت/قىسقۇچ ئىزدە
    Name[uk]=Пошук файлів та тек
    Name[uz]=Fayl/jildlarni qidirish
    Name[uz@cyrillic]=Файл/жилдларни қидириш
    Name[vi]=Těm Tập tin/Thư mục
    Name[wa]=Trover des fitchîs/ridants
    Name[x-test]=xxFind Files/Foldersxx
    Name[zh_CN]=查找文件/文件夹
    Name[zh_TW]=尋找檔案/資料夾
    X-KDE-StartupNotify=true
    OnlyShowIn=KDE;
    Categories=Qt;KDE;Core;
    The problem must be elsewhere.

    Any ideas?
    did you try installing alacarte (main menu)???

    You could at least see if it will install:
    sudo apt-get install alacarte


    -Pierce

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    Re: Application not appearing in Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by pierceTN View Post
    did you try installing alacarte (main menu)???

    You could at least see if it will install:
    sudo apt-get install alacarte


    -Pierce
    I did not install it yet. I use Lubuntu since I wanted a lightweight OS on this older PC, and Alacarte wanted to download 175 packages!

    I was hoping someone could help me see the difference between my 2 Lubuntu PCs. On one PC, Kfind appears in both application menu and on the desktop (well, I probably added it later to the desktop), and on this PC, Kfind does not appear at all.

    All very strange!

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