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Offline wuftanoz

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Just installed a program succesfully that I can't find in any of the menu's.
So what do I do?

Thanks for your tips  :-*

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It would help if you told us what program it is....

You could launch it from the Run dialogue.
You could launch it from the cli/shell.
You could create a '.desktop' entry for the app and it will appear in your menu.

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Hi wuftanoz, pressing ALT+F2 brings you up a run menu, from there you can type the program name and press return or if know the path to it you can create a shortcut to the program.

To find the path I bring up the package manager, do a search for the application and you can find it under the "files" tab, there may be an easier way, if someone would like to elaborate even I would appreciate it   

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darso.

EDIT: Cheers mips, you got in there just before me.  ;D
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Thank you for your answers.
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It's very helpful!

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You're welcome 

EDIT: Sorry for the "windoze speak" "shortcut" sheesh  :-[
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also, in xfce: if you type the name of a newly installed programme that isn't listed in the whisker menu, it will suggest to run 'program' too.

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If you want to quickly know the path - for putting it into a .desktop file for instance,
you can use:
Code: [Select]
which your_programs_name

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Cheers Jonathon, I didn't know about that one and I forgot about that one of yours charlesay  :-[ see, I knew you all would enlighten us  ;D

Cheers,
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If the program has an odd name, you can also do "pacman -Ql <package>" to see a list of files installed by the package. Binaries are usually in /usr/bin or /opt .
« Last Edit: 08. February 2015, 01:50:41 by Ayceman »

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Just installed a program succesfully that I can't find in any of the menu's.
So what do I do?

Thanks for your tips  :-*

What program did you install?

Not all programs are GUI based and/or have menu entries for them.

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You can always use MenuLibre to "create a new launcher" thus creating a launcher for the program in the whisker menu. And yes, it would help if you told us what the program is called.haha.
Goodluck
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