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Hi :)
In Gnome and i think Xfce too you can right-click on existing menus and "Edit" the menu to "Add new 
item" but hopefully the desktop integration does that better with nice icons and stuff.  Still the 
"Edit" menu can re-arrange the menus quite a lot or put items in different main headings from the 
ones chosen by default.  

On most desktops you can right-click on a menu item and either "Send to desktop" or "Add to panel" 
or something like that.  I think Gnome has the draw thing too.  Whatever SliTaz uses seems to have 
the drawer.  Windows has a "Quick launcher" which has the 1st 3 icons on the panel/taskbar and 
remaining ones in a type of draw.  It's not the same as a QuickStarter because stuff is not left 
running in Ram.  It's called "Quick" because it saves you from having to dig around the menus.  
With Windows i don't think you can directly add to panel but you can drag stuff off the desktop 
onto that weird QuickLauncher thing.  

So, i think you can probably add most of the functionality using point&click even without digging 
around and editing panel scripts.  However the QuickStarter did that already and all in one go 
without much faffing around :)
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Mon, 21/5/12, James Knott <> wrote:

From: James Knott <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: No QuickStarter? (Linux)
Date: Monday, 21 May, 2012, 13:40

Stefan Weigel wrote:

Am 21.05.2012 14:00, schrieb James Knott:

    From the users point of view, QuickStarter also is an alternative
(and by some users preferred) way of accessing LibrOffice in the
GUI, with nice shortcuts for opening documents or creating new
documents from templates.
There's no reason why someone couldn't add it to the bar if so desired.
How would I add a menu like this

to the panel, without activating QuickStarter?


About all you could do is place the LO Suite icon there, and then choose what you want to do.  One 
thing that was available in OS/2, which I haven't seen in Linux was something called "Drawer".  
You'd place it on the bar and then add in the items you want.  When you clicked on the icon on the 
bar, the list of items would appear and you could then choose the one you wanted, as in the example 
you have.  One thing that could be done in KDE 3, but doesn't seem to be possible in KDE 4 (KDE 3 
mode) is copy a group from the main menu, so that all the items in that group would pop up when 
clicking on the icon on the bar.  With that, you could create an LibreOffice¹ section in the menu, 
fill it with the LO apps and then place the section on the bar.  This would result in a pop up list 
of LO apps.

1.  Since my birthday is in October, perhaps "LibreOffice" should be called "LibraOffice".  ;-)

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