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Added menu items not showing in Whisker MenuLibre
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:41:21 PM »
 

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I'm kinda new to Linux, and I'm learning to do (what I think it's only Windows-slang) desktop shortcuts (or soft links?) for things I find useful. And I think I found a bug while adding custom items to show up in the Whisker Menu. Here's what I do:

I'm using Linux Lite 4.2 with the default desktop environment.

1- Right-click the Whisker Menu / Edit Applications
2- In the MenuLibre window that pops up, I click on the "Other" category in the left menu (or could be any other category for that matter).
3- Click the + button and then "New Launcher".
4- In the Command text bar, I write the full path to a soft link that points to my executable, e.g. /usr/bin/soft_link_to_exec
5- In the Working Directory, I type in just the soft link's containing folder e.g. /usr/bin
6- I click "Save Launcher", and click the "Test Launcher" button. The application launches successfully. I close the MenuLibre window.
7- I click the Whisker Menu and start typing the application, and it does NOT appear.

Now, to get it to appear:

8- Launch the MenuLibre window again, delete the newly created launcher, and close the MenuLibre window.
9- Follow steps 1-7 again EXCEPT for step 2 (meaning, as soon as the MenuLibre window opens, go straight to the + button and then "New Launcher")
10- The item should be listed when typing in the Whisker Menu bar.

Can someone reproduce this issue on their end?

Thanks.
 


Re: Added menu items not showing in Whisker MenuLibre
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 02:38:51 PM »
 

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I'm kinda new to Linux, and I'm learning to do (what I think it's only Windows-slang) desktop shortcuts (or soft links?) for things I find useful. And I think I found a bug while adding custom items to show up in the Whisker Menu. Here's what I do:

I'm using Linux Lite 4.2 with the default desktop environment.

1- Right-click the Whisker Menu / Edit Applications
2- In the MenuLibre window that pops up, I click on the "Other" category in the left menu (or could be any other category for that matter).
3- Click the + button and then "New Launcher".
4- In the Command text bar, I write the full path to a soft link that points to my executable, e.g. /usr/bin/soft_link_to_exec
5- In the Working Directory, I type in just the soft link's containing folder e.g. /usr/bin
6- I click "Save Launcher", and click the "Test Launcher" button. The application launches successfully. I close the MenuLibre window.
7- I click the Whisker Menu and start typing the application, and it does NOT appear.

Now, to get it to appear:

8- Launch the MenuLibre window again, delete the newly created launcher, and close the MenuLibre window.
9- Follow steps 1-7 again EXCEPT for step 2 (meaning, as soon as the MenuLibre window opens, go straight to the + button and then "New Launcher")
10- The item should be listed when typing in the Whisker Menu bar.

Can someone reproduce this issue on their end?

Thanks.
Facing same issue here too. Some is appreciated.

Thanks and Regards,
Brian
 

Re: Added menu items not showing in Whisker MenuLibre
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 04:49:14 PM »
 

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Don't click on the Category, then the + button, click on an existing application, any from within that Category, then create your menu entry.
 


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