properties applications can not be adjusted with right click

Bug #368027 reported by Jaap Woldringh on 2009-04-27
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Netbook Remix Launcher
netbook-launcher (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Changing the properties of an application in my UNR 9.04 on an Acer Aspire One by right clicking on it's icon is not possible.
Only choices I get is execute or add to favorites, in favorites: to delete the application from the menu.

I need to be able to edit the start parameters of kstars, as the cursor in the star map is only visible if I do so, and I am accustomed to it being a very easy thing to do, but now in UNR I can't :(

I can of course start kstars from the terminal and that is what I am forced to do until this is fixed (and of course the QT4 error which causes this, but is Off Topic here...).

Jaap Woldringh

Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

the properties for the launcher are not currently exposed via the UI, but thanks for the suggestion as it would be useful.
For now, you can directly edit the .desktop file for your application and change it's settings there - it will be reflected next time you restart the launcher.
The .desktop file should live in /usr/share/applications and you'd need to modify the "Exec=xxxx" line.

Changed in netbook-remix:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

You could also use the menu editor provided in "Preferences" category under "Main Menu". That should able to change the properties of the launchers easily.

Jaap Woldringh (jjh-woldringh) wrote :

Thank you very much for these replies. Ah, it's called the launcher :)

Jaap Woldringh

Paul Larson (pwlars) wrote :

Moving this to netbook-launcher

affects: netbook-remix → netbook-remix-launcher
Changed in netbook-launcher (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: ubuntu-unr
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