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Adding programs to Menu
« on: September 21, 2018, 06:41:46 am »
I've downloaded a few (hopefully) reliable programs from their websites and while Installing them works fine I don't know how to add them to the Menu.
Do I have do install a program for that or do I have to use the command line (if so, how?)?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Adding programs to Menu
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 07:03:10 am »
Can you give some examples .. and how you "installed" them ?
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Re: Adding programs to Menu
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 07:45:37 am »
Can you give some examples .. and how you "installed" them ?

Sure! I installed the Tor browser, i e I downloaded it from here

https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/8.0/tor-browser-linux64-8.0_en-US.tar.xz

and extracted it.

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Re: Adding programs to Menu
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 09:25:50 am »
The Tor browser when first run creates its own launcher (it just needs copying/moving to the right location so it shows up in the menu)  .. you need to copy it to either:-

~/.local/share/applications
(this will only show up in the menu of the current user only)

or

/usr/share/applications
(this will show up in the menu of ALL users)

So we need to know where you extracted your Tor browser, so we know where the start-tor-browser.desktop file is located.

Can you run:
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sudo updatedbthen post the output from:
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locate start-tor-browser.desktop
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