Property contextual menu on item...

Bug #11324 reported by Sebastien CELLES on 2004-12-20
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Alacarte Menu Editor
gnome-panel (Baltix)
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description


sometimes it's quite usefull to know the executable name of an application
(because it can be usefull to know why an application don't work using console
and showing warnings)

Unfortunately default gnome-menu doesn't provide an easy right-click contextual
menu with "Property".

To know the name I need to

Put the item on the taskbar (right click on the item 'Add ....')
Right-click on the new item on the taskbar than Property
Delete the item on the taskbar...

So could you add a property shortcut in the contextual menu in the gnome menu.


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

I've opened a bug upstream about this:

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

*** Bug 14237 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Lionel Dricot (ploum) wrote :

Patch available upstream.

Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Adam Pond (adpond) wrote :

It would be good if command line parameters were editable in this properties window.

Changed in gnome-panel:
assignee: seb128 → desktop-bugs
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Felix Nawothnig (fnawothnig) wrote :

In humble option ... it would be silly if upstream partly duplicates functionality which is already there - gnome-panel should interface with Alacarte, which could then also provide a "properties" menu item on actual menus and sub-menus (compare with the "explore" feature in the Windows start-menu).

Of-course this means Alacarte first needs to be extended to support both "open with this sub-menu X open" and "just show me the properties of this menu item".

Travis Watkins (amaranth) wrote :

The "just show the properties of item X" is actually not handled by alacarte, it just calls out to gnome-desktop-item-edit, which is shipped by gnome-panel.

Changed in alacarte:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gnome-panel:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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