Bug#844192: wmaker: Missing sensible menues

Doug Torrance dtorrance at piedmont.edu
Sun Nov 13 14:33:42 UTC 2016


On 11/13/2016 03:49 AM, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> I'm using windowmaker for ~10 years. Over the years the menu entries
> in windowmaker have become better, on stable they are really usefull.
> They contained the software installed on the system (at least most of
> it). IIRC there was an dedicated Debian entry where I could find most
> necessary stuff.
> Unfortunately my machine died a while back and I set up a new one
> running testing. (retrieving my config from the backup)
> Now the menues are/appear to be static. They contain software not
> installed (e.g. emacs) and misses lots of software. This makes the
> menu rather useless.
> Could you restore the useful menu system/entries from stable?

Do you have the "menu" package installed?  It's part of Window Maker's 
"Suggested" packages, and is needed to properly generate the Debian menu.

You can also customize the menu to your liking using the WPrefs app.


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