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    OK this probably something I should know but I've got to ask!
    I have a copy of a Linux magazine here and in it are various tip for improving your system etc. In particular there's one for making menu's load faster in Gnome.

    It tell me to "create a new file in you home directory" and then you place a line in this file. By "new file" does it mean a new document or some other sort of file. I can only see the option to create a new folder or file.

    Please someone answer this for me
    Thanks
    Mariane

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    yes, they are telling you to create a new text document. You would use text editors like nano(command line) or gedit to create the "file".

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    Quote Originally Posted by highfructose327 View Post
    yes, they are telling you to create a new text document. You would use text editors like nano(command line) or gedit to create the "file".
    OK thanks! What confused me was wondering if a text doc would actually be read by the system. Apparently it will be

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariane_08 View Post
    OK thanks! What confused me was wondering if a text doc would actually be read by the system. Apparently it will be

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    Yup, under the hood, pretty much all configuration files in linux are done in plain text.

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