Re: Yet another WindowMaker question...
On Mon, Aug 17, 1998 at 05:20:13PM +0200, Waldemar ¯urowski wrote:
> I'm sorry for such trival question, but I'm really stuck. I just deleted
> my ~/GNUstep directory, and now I don't know how to customize popup menu.
Hmmm... you start WindowMaker with "wmaker", right? If you take a look at
/usr/X11R6/bin/wmaker, you'll see that's just a sh script that creates the
directory if it doesn't exists...
> Until now I knew that I have to edit menu.hook file.
Editing menu.hook is bad, really bad. Unless of course you mean you "cp
/etc/X11/WindowMaker/menu.hook ~/GNUstep/Library/WindowMaker/menu.hook", and
you *don't* run update-menus.
> Unfortunatelly right now I don't have any of such file - and I think
> that's good - but also I don't know where to put my own menu items.
Ok. You can
a) edit ~/GNUstep/Defaults/WMRootMenu and change "menu.hook" to, say,
b) Create a file "my_menu" in ~/GNUstep/Library/WindowMaker; you can
"Debian Apps" OPEN_MENU menu.hook
somewhere in the menu.
c) (as root) cp /usr/lib/menu/wmaker /etc/menu/wmaker and edit the /etc file
removing anything you *don't* want in the "Debian Apps" menu, for
example, the Exit commands under WindowManagers, or the WorkSpaces
command under WorkSpace... be creative, and send changes and suggestions
d) (as root) run "update-menus" and voílà, you have the menus the way you
e) Optionally, if you want to add your own items to the "Debian Apps" menu,
create files in /etc/menu/ for the items you want there. (And read the
menu documentation -- you have menu installed, don't you?)