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Old 10-09-2003, 11:58 PM   #1
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XFCE and kde/gnome apps (launcher menu question)


Long story short, I am using XFCE as my desktop env. One thing I like about ICEWM that XFCE does not have is it already knew all my kde/gnome apps and included them in the "start" menu (even organized by category and everything). So question:

1. Can I make XFCE do this?

2. If not where can I find this "metadata" so that I can create my own shortcut / menu w/o having to type everysingle app / category etc?

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Old 10-11-2003, 06:38 AM   #2
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Although probably not the best way, I just realized I can simply add "kicker &" and "gnome-panel &" to my .xsession file and have the panel for each up and running (kde by itself is enough though). That way I can easly get to all my programs while using XFCE as my desktop env.

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Old 10-11-2003, 07:43 AM   #3
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Incase anyone is reading this, ignore the above post. .xsession is NOT the place to put "kicker &" (at least not the way I did it).

Turns out that would cause kdeinit to launch (that's ok) but not before it (kicker) became defunct/zombie. Then kdeinit would relaunch kicker, but kde itself (the libs I'm guessing) were not probably working/initialized.

The best way I've found is simply to run "kicker" from the run command once you've logged in. Then everything seems to work fine.
 
  


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