Work with the KDE Menu Editor in Pisi Linux

You have download a program and you will add a new Menu entry in You KDE Menu to do it is very simple

When you have download a binary program that work out-of-the-box ( it means you must not compile or install something ) do the following:

The best way is create a separate Folder for it in your Home Directory name it as example ( bin or what you like ) and place your Software there ( Note: place the complete folder there ).

After it you can create a Menu Entry for It:

Make a right click on your Menu Symbol in the panel.

menu-symbol

 

 

click on “Edit Applications…”

it opened now the Menu Editor

menu-editor

Now choose your Category ( i make now a Entry for Aptana Studio ) it is a Web Development IDE so i create a Entry in Development

click on Development ( or what your program is, you can open when you click at the little arrow ) to highlight it.

development-highlight

after it click above on ” New Item” it open a separate Window write in it the Name of your program

 

new-item

after it click on “OK

new-item1

 

You see immediately that the Menu Editor has Create a Entry and it was highlight and you must make Settings at the right side.

 

Now can you make your entries at the right side:

Description: Write here a little Description about your program ( you can copy it most times from the original Webpage )

Comment: Write here a comment about your program ( You found it on the Webpages to or write your own comment here.

Command: Here must you place the starter for your program ( click on the “Browse Button ) it open your Home folder and you can search the path for the starter ( example: /home/groni/bin/Aptana_Studio_3/AptanaStudio3 the starter is always the executable file  )

Now as last can you create a symbol or icon for your program.

click on the big Button at the end between Name and Description.

icon-button

 

 

 

It opens a new Window and begins to search.

icon-button1

you see now all system icons “click on the point other icons” and  click on the browse Button and search the icon in your program Folder it was a .xpm or a .png or what ever

 

Now you are ready and it looks so:

ready-menu-entry

 

advanced

 

you can make special settings at the Advanced tab, you can create there a Work path, run in Terminal with special Terminal Options and run as different user and you can make a shortcut entry here.

 

Forget not to save it ( you see a Window with “Updating System Configuration” )  and after it you have a Menu Entry for your program. The KDE Menu Editor has now create a Desktop File for you, you found it in your Home Folder:

Make hidden files visible then search the folder .local/share/applications there found you a, your program.desktop file, you know i have create a entry for Aptana Studio in Pisi Linux 2.0
desktop-file

 

 

 
Also KDE Menu Editor has create it automatically and the .desktop file looks so:
desktop-file1

and so works the KDE Menu Editor in all Linux Systems who use KDE, no matter whether it is KDE4 or KDE5