Author Topic: Adding Moneydance to menu system (SOLVED)  (Read 1722 times)

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Adding Moneydance to menu system (SOLVED)
« on: September 16, 2014, 12:45:16 pm »
I just installed Moneydance.deb via gebi installer.  Program works in Peppermint.  However, there is no link in the menu.  I have to run it manually.  Is there a way to create a link  in menu?
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Re: Adding Moneydance to menu system
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 03:42:06 pm »
Assuming Moneydance got installed to
/opt/Moneydance

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/moneydance.desktopand make it read:-
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[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Terminal=false
Exec=/opt/Moneydance/Moneydance
Icon=/opt/Moneydance/resources/moneydance_icon32.png
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Office;
StartupNotify=false
Name=Moneydance Personal Finance Manager
GenericName=Personal Finance Manager
Comment=Manage your personal finances
SAVE the file.

Check your menu for

menu > Office > Moneydance Personal Finance Manager



BTW, that's one badly packaged .deb file  :o
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Re: Adding Moneydance to menu system
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 05:29:15 pm »
Thanks PCNetSpec.  Your method was the easy way.  I discovered later how to do it the GUI way:  install "default JDK" from synaptic and then download "lxmed" from SourceForge.  This added a menu editor into Preferences like Alacarte.

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Re: Adding Moneydance to menu system
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 03:45:09 am »
I'm not a big fan of either alacarte or lxmed .. both have messed up my menu's before, but maybe I was just unlucky.

Can you please remember to mark the topic (SOLVED) .. you can do this by editing the FIRST post in the topic and changing:-

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