[xubuntu-users] How many xubuntu users?

Radomir Dopieralski xubuntu at sheep.art.pl
Tue May 3 18:55:14 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 4:55 PM, Albert Wagner <albertwagner at cox.net> wrote:
> Thank you Brian and Kaspar.  I have no trouble finding and executing in a
> terminal.  I would like to know why they are not showing up in the menu so
> that they may be invoked like any other normal app.

The menu is constructed from files found in /usr/share/applications.
Those are .desktop files, which are basically key-value pairs and can
be edited with a text editor. If you want to change any of them, it's
recommended to copy them to your home to .local/share/applications and
edit there, so that updates won't overwrite your changes.

One of the keys in those files may be "only show in". The applications
specific to the gnome desktop have this key set to "gnome", so that
those entries won't appear in menus in KDE or other environments. You
can remove or modify that key and see if it helps.

Also, it would help if you were more precise than "some applications".
My crystal ball ran out of batteries. Nevertheless I hope that I
guessed right and that it will help you.

Radomir Dopieralski, http://sheep.art.pl

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