I am running a fully patched JDS on a Sun Blade with Solaris 10 11/06 sparc.
After installing, removing, and re-installing Sun Download Manager 2.0 (web start version) I am having problems with JDS application menus.
I used File Manager (probably accessed through the This Computer Desktop icon) to move around directories under applications:///. This information is saved in ~/.gnome2/vfolders. Folders available from the Launch menu under Applications were all messed up, but I solved this problem by removing all contents of ~/.gnome2/vfolders and restarting JDS.
Now, when I enter the This Computer icon on the Desktop, and click on the Applications icon in there, there is an extra Applications icon there that is not associated with any application and cannot be removed (when I try and trash it, I get an error saying something about "not on same file system"). Also, when I enter the Internet folder under Applications, there is an extra Internet icon in there that also cannot be removed. These extra folders are not seen when accessing the Applications menu from the Launch menu. How can I clean up these "bad" launchers, or folders, or whatever they are, that appear to exist only under the Applications directory accessible through This Computer (computer:///)?
Maybe the answer is here:
To Add a Menu Using Menu Files
To add a menu for all users, perform the following steps:
1. Create a directory entry file for the item that you want to add. Create the directory entry file in the /usr/share/gnome/vfolders directory. For more information about directory entry files, see Directory Entry Files.
2. Locate the vfolder information file for the location where you want to add the menu. For example, to add a menu to the Applications menu, locate the file /etc/gnome-vfs-2.0/vfolders/applications-all-users.vfolder-info.
3. In the vfolder information file, add a <Folder> element for the new menu. For more information about vfolder information files, see Vfolders and Menus.
The next time users log in, the menu is in the assigned location.
No, it wasn't. I cleared out suspicious files in ~/.nautilus/metafiles, and that still didn't help.
From the This Computer icon, there are duplicate icons for each set (e.g. Applications, Preferences, Internet, Office, etc.) WITHIN the folder of that set. For example, the contents of the Internet folder are:
Sun Java System Instant Messaging
Email and Calendar Internet (not associated with application, cannot be opened or deleted)
Java Web Start Mozilla Web Browser
How do I get rid of these duplicate, erroneous icons? When I log in as root to JDS, there are no such problems.
The bad icons appear in applications:///, applications-all-users:///, preferences:///, and preferences-all-users:///, but not via the Launch menus.
Should I post these issues on the gnome desktop forums to get some help?
The answer was deleting the ~/.gconf and ~/.gconfd directories. Also, avoid using the gconf-editor at all costs, as you are warned, as it immediately re-created the duplicate icon problem mentioned above.
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