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asked 2013-10-29 16:45:54 -0500

shadowfball34 gravatar image

I would like to group applications like 'utilities' in the base install on Fedora 19. how do i do this?

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answered 2013-10-29 17:17:09 -0500

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If you want to make an app folder for gnome shell, this is what I did in my case:

$ gsettings set app-folder-categories "['Utilities', 'Games', 'Sundry', 'Office', 'Network', 'Internet', 'Graphics', 'Multimedia', 'System', 'Development', 'Accessories', 'System Settings', 'Education', 'Other']"



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Ok This makes sense how do i set what category i want to have each app in? I have a bunch that installed when I installed "Electronics Lab" I want to get all of these programs in one spot. Thank you

shadowfball34 gravatar imageshadowfball34 ( 2013-10-29 19:31:44 -0500 )edit

I don't know how to do that, but I could search some info about that.

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2013-10-29 20:05:28 -0500 )edit

The categories are defined by the application developer and follow the XDG Desktop File Specification. The menu entries are configured in .desktop files, ie firefox.desktop. If you want to customize them, you should be able to copy the file from /usr/share/applications to $HOME/.local/share/applications then modify them.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-10-29 20:34:51 -0500 )edit

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