[xubuntu-users] How many xubuntu users?

Radomir Dopieralski xubuntu at sheep.art.pl
Tue May 3 20:16:23 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 10:14 PM, Albert Wagner <albertwagner at cox.net> wrote:
> 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?

As far as I know it's monitored with inotify and updated when any of
the files changes.

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

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