Derek Broughton news at
Thu Mar 13 17:33:09 UTC 2008

Jonas Norlander wrote:

> 2008/3/13, Derek Broughton <news at>:
>> Tom R wrote:
>>  > Jamie,
>>  >
>>  > The discussion didn't seem to cover how to add an item
>>  > to the KDE Menu though it would seem that it was the
>>  > obvious answer to your problem.
>> It 's NOT the obvious answer to his problem, though.  KMail isn't
>> _supposed_
>>  to have a menu entry, but in any case, if he can't run it from the
>>  console, he can't run it from a menu.
> Kmail has always had an menu entry in all distros i have tried and
> looking at the source
> there is a KMail.desktop there so it's probably _supposed_ to have a menu.

No.  Having a .desktop file doesn't mean it should have a menu.  In fact,
this one is _specifically_ to prevent it having a menu:

$ tail -n3 /usr/share/applications/kde/KMail.desktop

> I think Kubuntu developer removing it for some unknown reason. 

It's pretty obvious - it's to prevent people complaining when they start
KMail and nothing happens, because you already have kontact running.

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