KDE Menu Edit problem

marc gmane at auxbuss.com
Wed Jan 17 13:42:24 GMT 2007

Tez said...
> marc wrote:
> > I have a habit of creating shortcuts on the desktop while testing, then 
> > migrating them to the menu if they prove useful. I can't find a simple 
> > way to do this with the KDE Menu.
> >
> > Unlike Windows, with KDE Menu you cannot drag and drop a shortcut 
> > directly onto the menu, since the menu will not open when the shortcut 
> > is dragged over it.
> >
> > Similarly, if you open KDE Menu Edit, you can't drag and drop items onto 
> > the list - in fact, this seems to sends it into a bit of a short nap.
> >
> > Finally, you can't copy and paste an item into the KDE Menu Edit list.
> >
> > So, my question is: Is there a straightforward way to create a KDE Menu 
> > item from an existing desktop shortcut/link?
> >
> >   
> You should just be able to copy the link to ~/.kde/share/applnk/ in the 
> subdirectory for the menu you want.
> For example yo can copy your link to coolapp to 
> ~/.kde/share/applnk/Utilities/
> then it would be in the Utilities menu

Thanks, but it doesn't seem to work as I would expect. 
~/.kde/share/applnk/ seems to expect .desktop files only.

Instead, I tried to copy the links into the command entry in KDE Menu, 
but these then only work when the appropriate app is added. IOW, file 
associations are not applied.

I'm surprised that there there doesn't appear to be a simply way to do 
this. Alternatively, is there a replacement for KDE Menu? Preferably, 
one that supports drag and drop.


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