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How to edit or add options to the Gnome desktop right click context menu?

asked 2016-12-21 15:29:51 -0500

lorenhpearson gravatar image

I have searched the internet off and on for several days now for the answer to the question. Why is it so hard to answer the question? I guess I am an odd-man-out person, but I would like to be able to add things to the desktop context menu in Gnome or any other system.

Specifically I want the power options menu (restart, power off, suspend, etc.) on the desktop context menu. KDE has had this option forever and I love it because it is usually more convenient than paying attention to the mouse cursor and owning some tiny menu on the bar.

I do not want a key shortcut. I want it in the Gnome desktop right click context menu.

I have seen many others ask the question, but no straight forward or any other answer at all. What is going on with the Linux crowd? How hard is it for the experienced programmer to tell me what file to edit to change the desktop menu?

Best regards,

Loren

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answered 2016-12-22 01:31:15 -0500

geforce gravatar image

The gnome devs don't give a damn about users or usability, there used to be nautilus-actions but that was dropped.

How hard is it for the experienced programmer to tell me what file to edit to change the desktop menu?

LOL, there isn't any simple edit, this would require adding to the source code and recompiling!

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