4.6.1 desktop configuration problems

Todd And Margo Chester toddandmargo at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 21:28:13 CEST 2011

On 04/29/2011 11:14 PM, Mike Massonnet wrote:
> Hi,
> 2011/4/30 Todd And Margo Chester<toddandmargo at gmail.com>
> [snip]
>> Problem.  Xfce 4.6.1 was a nightmare to configure.  When I
>> went to the program menu to Firefox, all three mouse buttons
>> started Firefox.  I was unable to drag Firefox to the desktop.
>> Eventually, I just create a new launcher on the desktop for
>> Firefox.  Had to create a new one for Libre Office too.
>> (The right  button and center mouse buttons are working
>> correctly elsewhere.)
> Known issue, in Xfce 4.6 the applications menu doesn't provide right
> click nor drag-n-drop functionnality.
>> Then when I tried to drag the Firefox's and Libre Office's
>> desktop icons over from the Desktop up to the quick
>> launcher, again I was thwarted.
> Same issue, the Xfce 4.6 panel doesn't accept drag-n-drop from so
> called .desktop files.
>> When I went into .conf and created my own launcher-xx.rc
>> and modified the .xml file, I discovered that my changes
>> were purged when I logged out.
> You can stop the Panel (xfce4-panel --quit) make the modifications and
> start the panel again (xfce4-panel).
> [snip]
>> 1) Xfce can not be so awkward/unfinished that I have to drop
>> to run level 3 every time I want to add or modify an item on
>> the launcher?
> I had recommend creating a new panel launcher item, and then configuring it.
>> 2) Xfce can not be so awkward/unfinished that I have to create
>> a new desktop item even when they are in the program pop ups?
> You can try to drag-n-drop them from a Thunar window, by going to
> /usr/share/applications for instance.
> You can also try Xfce Appfinder (xfce4-appfinder) and try to
> drag-n-drop from there.
>> 3) And how the h--- do I add/modify things to the program pop up?
> There is no such program in Xfce 4.6. It can be done by editing the
> configuration file(s).
> http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu
>> I *must* be missing something.  Xfce 4.6.1 can not be this
>> awkward/unfinished!
>> Please someone correct me!  Did this get fixed in 4.8?
> Yes :)
>> Many thanks,
>> -T
> Kind Regards
> --
> Mike
Hi Mike,

Thank you!

Do you know if these problems are fixed in 4.8?

Many thanks,

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