Just did a new install of CrunchBang-11-20120927-amd64. The GUI menu editor doesn't appear to be working properly. I can add new menu items and edit the ones that I add. I can't change pre-existing items (the ones that were there from the install). The Execute line is empty for the pre-existing items. I can enter a program name, but nothing gets saved to the menu.xml file. If I edit menu.xml directly, everything works fine.
Just a side note: Mine works fine, is there anything specific about your OS / Computer set up....
I'm far from pro but I have seen some crazy things on Linux like configuring a mouse the right way would render my wifi useless. I'm wondering if something similar might be going on with your setup...
No, this was a pretty straight-up install and my most generic machine. The first thing I do after a new install is load ROXTerm and PCManFM, then add them to the menu. That's where I found the problem. I'm installing on another machine now and being very careful to make sure it's not something I did and see if I can reproduce the problem.
I have reproduced the problem on another machine.
Do you mean like this...
It looks like the way the menu.xml is written isn't being read by the gui editor properly.
a normal default entry is like this...
<item label="File Manager"> <action name="Execute"> <command> thunar </command> </action> </item>
But an entry created from scratch with the gui editor is...
<item label="E-mail Client"> <action name="Execute"> <execute>sylpheed</execute> </action> </item>
Removing the <command> tags and wrapping the actual command in <execute> tags appears to rectify the issue.
Last edited by logs_con (2012-09-28 18:13:38)
This week's operating systems (subject to change)
LAPTOP : Crunchbang Waldorf AMD64 Openbox / openSUSE 12.3 x86_64 KDE 4.10.4 / Win7 64bit
DESKTOP : Crunchbang Waldorf AMD64 Openbox / openSUSE 12.3 x86_64 KDE 4.10.4 / Winvista 64bit
Yes, that's exactly what I see (dialog box). In previous version of Waldorf, the Execute line displays the program that will be run for the menu choice. Let's say that I enter pcmanfm in the Execute line and then ctl+s, ctl+q to save and quit the dialog box. Then if I look at the menu.xml, it will still say thunar for the command. And, when I choose 'File Manager' from the menu, I get Thunar, not pcmanfm. And yes, if I create a menu item from scratch, it looks like the third graphic.
Yeah I'm having weird stuff with obmenu since an update to it too. It works but it isn't showing previous entries I've had prior to the update in the execute column, but any new ones I add show up fine ?_?
Thank you everyone for being helpful and answering my questions.
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