Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#12526 closed bug (no change required)

Why i does not can create a own folder hirachy into the application menu?

Reported by: lelldorin Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: - General Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

Back in BeOS and the beginning of Haiku i can create my own folder hirachy into the application menu. Past the menu is a virtual thing, this does not match any more.

Yes i can create folders into the application menu and i can create sublinks into it, but all programs i install use directly the application main folder.

For some months i get a copy of DiscoverHaiu included many applications, i open the application menu and shocked about a list of appls from my screen top to my screen bottom and needed scrolling to see all.

People who are new at haiku see here only many names without to know what programs is for that kind of work (office, media, system, graphic, cd - dvd...).

I wish to get this functionality back into Haiku to get more order into the program variety

Sorry for bad english, i hope you understand ;-)

Change History (4)

comment:1 by bonefish, 4 years ago

Resolution: no change required
Status: newclosed

The automatic management of the application menu has been added for convenience. It seemed most people like such an automatism, though the debate on whether to add application categories was somewhat undecided. In principle the current implementation can support both strategies (but lacking a standard set of categories and an actual categorization of/in the packages there's no choice ATM).

It also supports the old BeOS way of manual managment. To switch to that, all you have to do is: 1. open "/boot/home/config/settings/deskbar". 2. Create a link pointing to "menu" in the same directory and name it "menu_entries". 3. Enjoy!

comment:2 by lelldorin, 4 years ago

I does not understand, can you explaint it clearly?

in reply to:  2 comment:3 by bonefish, 4 years ago

Replying to lelldorin:

I does not understand, can you explaint it clearly?

  1. Double-click "Home" on the desktop.
  2. Double-click item "config" in the "home" Tracker window.
  3. Double-click item "settings" in the "config" Tracker window.
  4. Double-click item "deskbar" in the "settings" Tracker window.
  5. Right-click item "menu" in the "deskbar" Tracker window.
  6. Move mouse cursor on "Create link" menu entry.
  7. Click on "Current folder" in the submenu.
  8. Rename the newly created item "menu link" in the "deskbar" Tracker window to "menu_entries".

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