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IRIX: system: IRIX: Custom Toolchest Menus

(last edit: 2003-01-05)

Introduction

If you're tired of program icons littering your desktop, or find navigating pages in Icon Catalog less than speedy this might be of interest: create some custom menu items in the Toolchest for fast application launching. Adding new menus is relatively easy, just create a new ~/.auxchestrc file such as the following example: Menu Tools { no-label f.separator "Aterm Shell" f.checkexec.sh "/usr/local/bin/aterm -tr -sh 50 -bg black -fg cyan -sl 1500" "EmiClock" f.checkexec.sh.le "/usr/freeware/bin/emiclock" "Nedit" f.checkexec.sh.le "/usr/freeware/bin/nedit" "Mozilla" f.checkexec.sh.le "/usr/freeware/bin/mozilla" "GQmpeg" f.checkexec.sh.le "/usr/local/bin/gqmpeg" "Gmemusage" f.checkexec.sh.le "/usr/sbin/gmemusage" "XnView" f.checkexec.sh.le "/usr/sbin/xnview" } Menu ToolChest { no-label f.separator "Tools" f.menu Tools } Simply change Tools to whatever you'd like the menu to read (i.e. Graphics, Web, etc.) but ensure that you change all three instances above. The screenshot at the head of this article provides an example of what the custom menu will look like in use. Log out/in to try out the new menu ...Or if you don't want to log out and in again (because you have open documents or are busy with whatever) just kill the toolchest application (In a terminal do 'ps -A|grep toolchest' >to determine the process id, and then 'kill -9 The-Id-you-found ; toolchest&' happy modifying ;]






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