Saturday, 30 April 2011

Errant Apps

If you ever experience problems starting an application from its menu icon, you may be able to diagnose the problem by starting the program from the command line. However, with so much software, it's not always easy to remember the command used to invoke any particular program: fortunately, you don't have to remember!

From the Preferences menu (System > Preferences) select Main Menu.

Then click the Properties button.

Copy and paste the text in the Command box into a terminal and press Enter.

This should invoke the application and any errors or problems will be recorded in the terminal window.

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