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Arronax is a plugin for Nautilus (the GNOME default file manager) to create and modify application starters (".desktop files"). It adds the menu item "Create starter for this file" to the context menu (the menu you get when you right-click a file in the file manager). If the file is an application starter, you get the item “Modify this starter” instead. If you have icons enabled on your desktop, Arronax adds the menu item “Create starter” to your desktop’s context menu.

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Recent releases

  •  26 Jan 2014 20:33

    Release Notes: This version fixes drag&drop for Ubuntu 13.10 and adds Malay translations.

    •  08 Mar 2013 21:00

      Release Notes: This release adds a standalone version of Arronax. It supports "Link" type .desktop files to open files and URls, and the "Show In" field to choose on which environments the starter should be visible. Drag&drop support has been improved and Bulgarian, Catalan, French, Croatian, and Brazilian Portuguese translations have been added.

      •  04 Jul 2012 12:52

        Release Notes: This release adds drag-and-drop support, adds Galician translations, and drops the dependency on python-xdgapp so the package is installable in Debian Wheezy again.

        •  15 Jun 2012 20:10

          Release Notes: This release fixes a bug which could cause Nautilus to crash or hang when started with gksu, adds support for a "Keywords" field, adds Chinese (Simplified) and Spanish translations, and adds some GUI changes.


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