Menu editor not working

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Thu Nov 1 18:14:39 UTC 2018

On Thu, 1 Nov 2018 19:04:14 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>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.  
>that is a problem that shouldn't exist, if upstream and/or package
>maintainers should care about standards, what they
>usually do. There are still issues, even if the desktop files are
>edited properly, following 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.

PS: Sure, a GNOME user might want to use a KDE editor or vice versa, so
an editor should be always visible, especially since different
editors could be used in parallel, while using a settings manager, e.g.
for power management can't be used parallel with another manager of that

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