Menu editor not working

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Thu Nov 1 18:04:14 UTC 2018


On Thu, 1 Nov 2018 12:52:53 -0400, Little Girl wrote:
>You might want to try that in a virtual machine, first, to see if you
>like it. You'll end up with more menu entries since each has some
>programs that the other doesn't and all menu entries will be visible
>no matter which desktop you happen to be using.

Hi,

that is a problem that shouldn't exist, if upstream and/or package
maintainers should care about freedesktop.org standards, what they
usually do. There are still issues, even if the desktop files are
edited properly, following freedesktop.org standards.

I don't want to mount Ubuntu, just to provide an example, so here an
Arch Linux desktop file, that most likely is equal to the Ubuntu
desktop file:

  [rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ tail /usr/share/applications/xfce4-power-manager-settings.desktop Exec=xfce4-power-manager-settings
  Icon=xfce4-power-manager-settings
  Terminal=false
  Type=Application
  Categories=XFCE;GTK;Settings;DesktopSettings;X-XFCE-SettingsDialog;X-XFCE-HardwareSettings;
  NotShowIn=GNOME;KDE;Unity;
  StartupNotify=true
  X-XfcePluggable=true
  X-XfceHelpComponent=xfce4-power-manager
  X-XfceHelpPage=start

The 'NotShowIn' entry is one way to keep menus clean related to the
chosen desktop environment session.

On Fri, 2 Nov 2018 00:32:20 +0900, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
>> "Users of Ubuntu and officially supported derivatives
>> (Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu) can get support here. Users of
>> derivatives (such as Backtrack and Linux Mint) are not officially
>> supported."  
>I will try not to bother the list again.

That isn't what I wanted to point out. They aren't "official supported"
and most of us just have got an Ubuntu flavour install, so we might not be
able to help regarding Mint specific issues. Don't hesitate to send a request
to this list.

Regards,
Ralf




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