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Old 10-27-2011, 11:21 AM   #1
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Thumbs down I urgently need to say that freedesktop menus are a piece of crap.


Working on menus since april.

Now i can tell, if they wanted to bloat menus and disgust any wm tweakers, they succeeded.
 
Old 10-28-2011, 04:30 AM   #2
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yeah... not a question.
 
Old 10-28-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
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I know, but i just didn't want to pull my hair off... I preferred to scream here :/
 
Old 10-28-2011, 12:40 PM   #4
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please don't. Use General if you really think you have to.
 
Old 10-28-2011, 06:03 PM   #5
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Good idea. Let me be of some assistance with that...
 
Old 10-28-2012, 04:02 AM   #6
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Angry

I'm back with creating my own custom menus.

This is a total mess, the structure of the menu files is totally incoherent and illogical.
Some things are forced to be loaded, the you have to exclude one by one entries.
I spent hours setting up a file, finally realizing that the result is just a piece of garbage.

Please, freedesktop trojan guys, listen to me:
Definitely STOP to work on Linux desktop. Do something else useful for us, like exploring the south pole, or experience life on a desert island.
 
Old 10-28-2012, 04:15 AM   #7
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It sounds like you should offer yourself as a developer, and get your work (which you give away for free for the good of the community) attacked and criticized by others.
 
Old 10-28-2012, 08:36 AM   #8
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I'm back with creating my own custom menus.

This is a total mess, the structure of the menu files is totally incoherent and illogical.
Some things are forced to be loaded, the you have to exclude one by one entries.
I spent hours setting up a file, finally realizing that the result is just a piece of garbage.

Please, freedesktop trojan guys, listen to me:
Definitely STOP to work on Linux desktop. Do something else useful for us, like exploring the south pole, or experience life on a desert island.
We are not freedesktop. There's no point telling us this, it doesn't add anything to LQ.org
 
Old 10-28-2012, 05:01 PM   #9
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move to QT4

problem solved
 
Old 10-29-2012, 12:05 PM   #10
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We are not freedesktop. There's no point telling us this, it doesn't add anything to LQ.org
Sometimes, I guess, ya gotta vent.

"There, there now. Do you feel better? If it helps, here's a bottle of EverClear ... ... sure works well for me, in times like this."

P.S.: I'm joking. That stuff (pure grain alcohol) is literally deadly.)
 
Old 10-29-2012, 01:34 PM   #11
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To look at the actual problem, it sounds like you're editing configuration files. Sometimes, all you need to do is alter the category in the .desktop file for the program.
 
Old 10-29-2012, 09:23 PM   #12
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To look at the actual problem, it sounds like you're editing configuration files. Sometimes, all you need to do is alter the category in the .desktop file for the program.
Perhaps you could elaborate on that a little bit more, David? What sort of "alterations of the category" would you make, and how? Examples, etc.?
 
Old 10-30-2012, 04:12 AM   #13
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Each desktop file has a variable called 'Categories' which can hold one or more values. The program will show up in each category(menu or sub-menu). Want less duplication? Edit the files to remove categories.

On the other hand, I also find the menuing system tedious...
 
Old 10-30-2012, 11:28 AM   #14
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Here's the documentation: have fun!
http://standards.freedesktop.org/men...-spec-1.1.html
http://standards.freedesktop.org/des...-spec-1.0.html
 
Old 11-02-2012, 12:53 PM   #15
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It sounds like you should offer yourself as a developer, and get your work (which you give away for free for the good of the community) attacked and criticized by others.
I do A LOT for the open source community.
And i don't trash the Linux desktop.
 
  


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