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How to make a Multi-level Launcher
« on: December 09, 2014, 02:28:00 AM »
 

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In this tutorial I will show you how you can make a Menu with a Launcher.
It's a fast way of launching Applications and you can easily set paramaters for each Application.

     As you can see in the picture I've made a launcher to open Firefox and Google Chrome.
The launcher's icon has a small triangle that ponts in a direction where the menu is launched.

1. Right-click on the XFCE panel. When a menu pops up go to Panel and then Add New Items


2. Select the Launcher and then Click on Add

This will add an icon on the XFCE panel right next to the Date and Time.


3.Right-click on that icon and select Move
You can move the launcher wherever you want on the XFCE panel.


4. Right-click on the icon and select Properties


5. Now you can add the launchers
Click on a + button along the right edge of the dialog box.

When a new window opens you can search for applications you want to add to your launcher.

Select the application you whish to add and click on the Add button.
You can Add as many as you like.
Launcher uses the icon of the first application on the list.
Use the up and down arrow buttons along the right edge of the dialog box to move the applications.


6. Select the Advanced tab of the Launcher properties dialog box.
Disable the tooltips and and select the "Arrow button position" in the drop down box.
It's labeled as "Default" by default. This will put the arrow over the icon on the panel.


If you want to add separate icons for regular Firefox and Chrome,
as well as the private browsing option for each browser,
you will have to add a duplicate and then edit the launcher.


Select the duplicate icon and then click on the pencil button along the right edge of the dialog box(or just double-click the duplicate icon).
This will open another dialog box.
You can freely change the Name of the application. That does not affect the way application is launched.
Command, however, defines the way application is launched.
For Chrome and Chromium just add --incognito to the command. Remember to leave a space behind %U.
%U means URL, it's used when you drag and drop something on the icon. It tells the browser to open whatever you droped on the icon.
For Firefox use this as a command: firefox -private %u
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Re: How to make a Launcher Menu
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 03:06:04 AM »
 

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Fantastic, I think this one should be in the Help Manual at some stage.
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Re: How to make a Launcher Menu
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2014, 08:49:21 AM »
 

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Re: How to make a Launcher Menu
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 10:36:18 AM »
 

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 8) Perfect tutorial. Short and to the point.
 

Re: How to make a Launcher Menu
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 02:30:25 PM »
 

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Thank You for making the tutorial misko
 

Re: How to make a Launcher Menu
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 05:54:29 PM »
 

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Very cool, misko. Thanks for the tut!
 

Re: How to make a Launcher Menu
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2014, 05:55:28 PM »
 

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Also, what cursor theme are you using? It looks like a paper airplane...I like it.
 

Re: How to make a Launcher Menu
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2014, 07:15:44 PM »
 

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Thought this would be usefull. :)

mlsmith, the mouse theme is UEBlue
It's an animated mouse theme. Rotating paper airplane. It's called UEBlue.
It's used in Ultimate Edition distro.
I can't find the exact cursor theme, but it's similar to this one:
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Ultimate+Edition+Chameleon+Fantastic?content=164499
 

Re: How to make a Launcher Menu
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2014, 07:41:05 PM »
 

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Re: How to make a Launcher Menu
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Another great How To guide Misko , thanx for these .
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