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Old 03-03-2005, 09:49 AM   #1
nicflatterie
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kde 3.3 desktop menu with sub-menu


Setup is:
Suse 9.2 Pro
KDE 3.3

when I do a right-click on the desktop (not on any icons, application, just in the "void") I get a menu in there. I see that I can change that menu to "custom menu 1" or "custom menu 2" using the control center. However the menu editor in there allows me to put applications in the custom menus but not sub-menus.

Any ideas as to how to add sub-menus from within the control center? Or is there another way of doing that altogether?

I saw a lot of info on how to modify the "start" menus, but never the right-click desktop menu.

Thanks!
 
Old 03-03-2005, 11:34 AM   #2
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I didn't understand your q. You have no button to create submenu of your menu item, right? If so, I have one in my 3.2. And I access to Menu Editor by right clicking Menu Button, not through KDE Control Center. That doesn't help you though...
 
Old 03-03-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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Let explain some more then!

Start the control center
in there select Desktop
then select Behavior
In the "Mouse button Actions", change the default "Desktop Menu" for the "Right button" to "Custom menu 1", then click the Edit button.
This will bring up a menu editor that allows you to add applications to the menu.
I want to add many applications and would appreciate sub-menus to make it clearer.

This custom menu is activated with you right click in the desktop.

So the question is: what other method can be used to change this menu to include sub-menus (if at all possible)?

Hope this clarifies the question...
 
Old 03-04-2005, 02:33 AM   #4
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Well, I didn't know there's such a KDE thing. I don't know. Have you tried fluxbox? It has very easy way of doing what you want.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 02:40 PM   #5
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kde3.3 custom menu with subment

Was there ever a solution to this request? I want to do the same exact thing. Sub menu in a custom menu.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 06:41 PM   #6
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The file is '.kde/share/config/kdesktop_custom_menu1' (or whatever number) and, based on its simplicity and resistance to any meaningful edit, along with the limitations of the GUI widgets, I'd say it isn't doable without genuine hacking. But I could be wrong, obviously. There may be a way to specify 'menu' or to 'include' another file but, like I say, it's a key=value format and none of the keys (if any) are documented.

It's this kind of hypercomplexity of overall structures - such as the main menu - coupled with astonishing lapses of power and configurability - such as the custom menu - that usually has me dumping Knome pretty quickly.

Not to mention the equivalent of thousand-page books to document the things that still don't really tell you anything.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 11:16 AM   #7
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Thanks for the reply. You seem to have a complete understanding of what I'm running in to! I't seems like someone really oversimplified the custom menu feature, and with a little bit of effort, it could be very functional.
 
Old 05-07-2006, 09:10 PM   #8
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It seems that you should be able to do it since the
default desktop menu has sub-menus. Is there a way
to edit the default menu? Anyone know where the
default menu is located? Any help would be greatly
appreciated.
 
  


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