Is there a howto on essentials.

Draciron Smith draciron at
Sun Nov 22 21:40:43 GMT 2009

On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at> wrote:
> On Sunday, 2009-11-22, Draciron Smith wrote:
> Strange, sounds like Firefox wasn't installed properly. Part of its
> installation should have copied the menu entry file into one of the
> appropriate directories (usually /usr/share/applications).

Apparently not but I've since installed a newer version with a tarball
and it doesn't find that one either. With something as outward facing
as Firefox I don't wait for updates. I install soon as patches are
availible on critical vulnerabilities.  For major jumps in version I
always keep two versions around.

>> . I gotta
>> seriously question the logic in locking users ourt of adding apps. It
>> used too be quite simple. You right clicked, pasted or browsed the app
>> command line in. You picked an icon and away you went.
> That still works with the quick launcher as far as I can tell.

Nope I can add applets which = menu items by drag an drop or I can add
widgits. Not apps.

>> What happened to Kedit? Man I love Kedit. Don't remember what it was
>> about Kwrite I didn't like but I'm sure I'll remember real soon.
> As far as I know it was moved to KDE extragear, i.e. became a separately
> releasable application like e.g. Amarok.
> It seems to not there anymore so maybe a new maintainer moved it to a
> different repository or it became unmaintained.

Unsupported say it aint so !!! Man Kedit ROCKS. I'm a big fan of Kedit.

I quit doing C coding back in the 90s or I'd volunteer to take it over.

> Cheers,
> Kevin
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