[xubuntu-users] How many xubuntu users?

Albert Wagner albertwagner at cox.net
Tue May 3 20:14:56 UTC 2011

On 05/03/2011 01:55 PM, Radomir Dopieralski wrote:
> 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.
Thank you very much.
When is /usr/share/applications scanned?  Every boot?

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