how to show menus as menus in the application laucher of the panel?
hw at adminart.net
Sun Feb 27 16:34:17 GMT 2022
On Sun, 2022-02-27 at 08:24 +0000, Duncan wrote:
> hw posted on Sun, 27 Feb 2022 02:22:54 +0100 as excerpted:
> > how do you make it so that menus in the starter of the panel show as
> > menus as they used to? I thought the menu definitions must have become
> > messed up but kmenuedit still shows them as menus as they are supposed
> > to show. I added my own menus and submenus, and of course I want them
> > to show as menus and submenus and not everything in a chaotic list.
> > Somehow the panel/starter must have been made worse.
> Easiest: Context (aka right) click on the kickoff button and select "show
> alternatives". Select "Application Menu". (This of course assumes your
> distro has it installed.)
Right click doesn't work with wayland.
> Alternative: Add widgets (there's several ways to get to that, including
> the desktop context menu), set the category to application launchers, make
> your selection and drag it to a panel or desktop as desired.
You mean the root window ("background" since wayland apparently doesn't have
a root window anymore)? The background is covered with windows, so that menu
is not accessible. And I don't understand what you mean by "desktop". A
GUI is no more than a way to display programs in such a way that they can be
had on the same display with convenient ways to switch between them. A
"background" basically doesn't exist, and there is no "desktop". I don't
understand what "desktop environment" is supposed to be, either, there is
no such thing.
Remember when we switched between consoles with Alt+Fx keys. A GUI is no
more than that, only more convenient for switching and with more possibilites
for displaying graphics. And the key bindings in emacs work better in GUI
> Third party alternative: Choose and configure your own third-party
Like which one?
> After trying a few different things including a heavily bash-scripted
> solution of my own, I ended up using pdmenu as my base,
Hm, pdmenu isn't in Fedora. Maybe mc might work? Maybe I need to go back
to fvwm --- but then I'd be stuck with X11.
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