icewm start menu totally out of sync with Ubuntu Gnome

Bug #3010 reported by fantasai on 2005-10-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
icewm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu, and one of the first packages I installed was icewm. But the programs menu in icewm totally did not match the menu in Ubuntu's Gnome interface, meaning most things were inaccessible without using a terminal window. The Ubuntu icewm package should sync its menu config file with Ubuntu's main one.

Changed in icewm:
assignee: nobody → motu
Farias (aaron-bitchx) wrote :

Well the Thing you should do is copy the Menu from gnome and put it to the icewm menu, i don't think is really a bug just give out More information on it, so we can see what's going on by the way is it breezy?

I can confirm that this bug exists. Just tested on latest Dapper.

There are many ways to partially bypass this bug:
- Install 'menu' (but its not the Ubuntu menu)
- Show automatically updating Ubuntu menu that contains a lot of empty items (using .icewm/menu)
- Hand pick parts of the Ubuntu menu (using .icewm/menu)

More details and sample .icewm/menu config on

Is there a way to hide empty items icewm-menu-gnome2?
$ sudo apt-get install icewm-gnome-support
$ icewm-menu-gnome2 --list /usr/share/desktop-directories/

Changed in icewm:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
katasuka (katasuka-gmail) wrote :

This "bug" is also on the latest ubuntu as of posting this (7.04 i believe).

I found a sort of way around it... but this does need fixing.

that explains how to fix it.

i just put the following in the /home/user/.icewm/menu
(Note that I use a few different programs than the normal ubuntu)

## $HOME/.icewm/menu
prog "Terminal" xterm xterm
prog "Firefox" firefox firefox
prog "Emelfm" emelfm
prog "Gaim" gaim gaim
prog "Gimp" gimp gimp
menuprog "Accessories" gnome-util icewm-menu-gnome2 --list "/usr/share/desktop-directories/"
menuprog "Programming" gnome-devel icewm-menu-gnome2 --list "/usr/share/desktop-directories/"
menuprog "Graphics" gnome-graphics icewm-menu-gnome2 --list "/usr/share/desktop-directories/"
menuprog "Internet" gnome-globe icewm-menu-gnome2 --list "/usr/share/desktop-directories/"
menuprog "Sound & Video" gnome-multimedia icewm-menu-gnome2 --list "/usr/share/desktop-directories/"
menuprog "Office" gnome-applications icewm-menu-gnome2 --list "/usr/share/desktop-directories/"
menuprog "Administration" gnome-system icewm-menu-gnome2 --list "/usr/share/desktop-directories/"
menuprog "System Tools" gnome-system icewm-menu-gnome2 --list "/usr/share/desktop-directories/"

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2008-09-08
Changed in icewm:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
Lee Larsson (larss2k) wrote :

when trying to activate Printer, "Canon MF3010" System settings shows Printer..but will not PRINT..on 64bit unity(ubuntu)12.10
/works fine on 32bit ubity(ubuntu)12.10?

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