Dolphin right click menus

Jerry Lapham rjlapham at
Mon Aug 25 03:42:33 UTC 2008

I've recently started using Kubuntu 8.04 instead of Mandriva 2008.1 and was 
surprised to find Dolphin and I've gotten to like it.  But there were a 
couple of features I was used to in Mandriva's Konqueror that I missed:

1 - when I right clicked on a postscript file, the Action menu had an option 
to convert a ps file to a pdf file.

2 - when I right clicked on a .jpg file, the Action menu had three "Kim" 
options to convert, resize, etc. graphic files.

I was able to find and download "Kim"<> and 
the "Kim" options appeared in Konqueror but not Dolphin.  I was able to add 
both features as follows:

Dolphin and Konqueror menus are created by .desktop files:

Dolphin's are found in /usr/share/apps/d3lphin/servicemenus/

Konqueror's are found in /usr/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/

After I installed kim the following three were added to Konqueror:


I copied them to Dolphin (/usr/share/apps/d3lphin/servicemenus/)

I also copied the following three from Mandriva 2008.1 to both Dolphin and 


To eliminate redundancies, I removed the following from Dolphin:


Now I'm enjoying Dophin.

Jerry Lapham
Monroe, OH  45050
rjlapham at
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the people you 
need to concentrate on." ---Robert Strauss

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