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Lite Tools Category In Menu
« on: January 28, 2019, 11:46:11 AM »
 

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Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a nice life! :) I noticed that each and every Lite tool is under settings category and while I understand the logic behind this, I wonder if having them under their own category in the menu wouldn't be a better approach; easier to find and adds up to LL personality :) I tried doing it myself but there's no option to create a new category with menulibre, or at least I couldn't figure out how to do it.  :P
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Re: Lite Tools Category In Menu
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 02:27:18 PM »
 

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That would be a good idea indeed.

I havent played with the menu a lot but I know there is some limitations. I think I mentionned this (or maybe not since I have lots in my brain sometimes ;) ) but maybe having a pop up windows of some kind from the Welcome Screen and Start Menu to access all Lite Tools and have the description showing. Or just "like" the welcome screen interface but only for the Lite Tools if the menu thing is not possible.

Having everything "Lite" accessible with a One-Click icon from the desktop would also be uber-friendly ;)

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Re: Lite Tools Category In Menu
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 02:48:49 PM »
 

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Lite Tools? There is no such software. You may also want to add screenshots showing what you want done. thanks.
 

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 03:15:40 PM »
 

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Lite Tools? There is no such software. You may also want to add screenshots showing what you want done. thanks.

@Jerry  By "Lite Tools" I meant all specific apps you and LL team have gather together into it; lite update notify, lite upgrade, lite software, lite tweaks, lite sources, lite sounds, lite user manager and so on. I think it would be nice to have them all of them into a category called "Lite Tools" or whatever you choose in the menu instead of being on settings. I tried to create the category using menulibre but it seems there's no option or I couldn't figure it out. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 03:18:25 PM »
 

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What you maybe looking for... ??? If I'm reading right...

Look for (from Menu) Menu Editor you can add items to the menu.. Then its a matter of adding the Lite Tool of choice...
*Note I did from within Live so I only did a couple.. The panel to the right shows where to find the launcher.. Add Name/Description and Icon..
Perhaps something for future LL versions???


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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2019, 03:19:08 PM »
 

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I see what you mean. Hmmmm, not sure about this one as there is no knowing long term what affect it will have on Menu stability. You would literally have to run this as an experiment for the first 2 years of an LTS cycle. I like the concept, but the implementation is fraught with unknown affects. The My Computer addition was a deliberate risk take, given that the concept came straight from Windows and was worth the gamble.
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What you maybe looking for... ??? If I'm reading right...

Look for (from Menu) Menu Editor you can add items to the menu.. Then its a matter of adding the Lite Tool of choice...
*Note I did from within Live so I only did a couple.. The panel to the right shows where to find the launcher.. Add Name/Description and Icon..
Perhaps something for future LL versions???




Ha! I did try that but since it says "add new directory" I thought it was for adding a directory like documents, downloads or something like that. I was looking for "add new category"   :P   but there's not such an option. Thanks @firenice03   
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You would literally have to run this as an experiment for the first 2 years of an LTS cycle. I like the concept, but the implementation is fraught with unknown affects.
Hmmm I'll try this and let you know @Jerry and everyone else how it goes. 

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Re: Lite Tools Category In Menu
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 01:53:40 PM »
 

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I tried doing it myself but there's no option to create a new category with menulibre, or at least I couldn't figure out how to do it.  :P


I'm not 100% sure I understand exactly what you mean by this, but I am able to create a new "category" on my menu in ver 3.8, then place new items in it. Just go to "Main Menu", click to highlight the existing Menu location for the new "category", then click "New Menu". You'll get a dialog box where you name the New Menu. Here is a screenshot of after I created a New Menu under "Settings" and a New Menu on the Main Menu. Bot of the New Menus are named "Test". I'm just really creative that way.

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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 03:05:41 PM »
 

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I'm not 100% sure I understand exactly what you mean by this, but I am able to create a new "category" on my menu in ver 3.8, then place new items in it. Just go to "Main Menu", click to highlight the existing Menu location for the new "category", then click "New Menu". You'll get a dialog box where you name the New Menu. Here is a screenshot of after I created a New Menu under "Settings" and a New Menu on the Main Menu. Bot of the New Menus are named "Test". I'm just really creative that way.

If I'm way off base as to what it is you are trying to do, just tell me to hush. I won't be offended. If this is what you ARE after, but need further explanation, just holler.


Thanks @smhardesty  @firenice03 already explained that part in a previous post. I did see that and I did try that but since it says "add new directory" while I was looking for "add new category" made me a little bit confused, thought it was meant for adding directories like Documents, Downloads and the likes.  :P
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Re: Lite Tools Category In Menu
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2019, 03:49:46 PM »
 

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Ouch! My bad. I have a bad habit of reading the first post to see what the thread is about, but then I read over the following posts too quickly, like slightly slower than glancing. Yep, now that I've gone back and read things a little more closely I see that I was way behind in this conversation.  ::)

Well, at least it's good to know you got your problem resolved.  8)
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