On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 10:12:55PM -0700, Dan Hitt wrote:
I'm using a pretty vanilla debian 9 with xfce. There's an Applications menu in the upper left which has lots and lots of applications listed under multiple submenus. There's a program that i have on my system whose name i cannot find in the Applications menu. However, that might just be because i conducted a defective search. So i'm wondering if there's a systematic way to determine if the program is in the menu. (Presumably it is a matter of looking in /usr/bin or something like that, although that cannot be the complete solution as there are a few thousand programs in /usr/bin, and they cannot all fit in the menu. So i suspect there's a list somewhere . . . ) TIA for any clues on this,
Just as an alternative solution, you might find the XFCE Whisker Menu more user-friendly. Especially if you're used to the Windows 7-stylestart menu.
If you install 'xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin', you can then right-click on a panel, select "Add to Panel" and choose the Whisker Menu. Click the button and you should see a panel with two panes - one side is a list of applications, the other side is a tree of folders. All familiar so far. At the bottom of the panel, though, is a search box. If you type a few characters of the name of the application in there, you should see matching entries display in the pane above.
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