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Old 09-25-2005, 08:02 AM   #1
cheater1034
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Kmenuedit is not changing the KMENU entries


Hello, I am using Gentoo 2005.1, kernel 2.6.13-r1, xorg 6.8.2, and KDE 3.4.2

When I use kmenuedit I see the changes in there, and I make them, then I click save, and close it.

But the changes never appear, and there are dead entries in there that I want to remove, and some new ones I would like to add.

Can anyone help me, thanks.
 
Old 09-26-2005, 10:05 AM   #2
spindles
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Hi cheater1034,
The kde menu uses the freedesktop specification.
The hard answer is that you should have a look at the spec and see how it works.
http://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/latest/

I was quite surprised, but I solved some menu problems.
I can't say too much because I only know how it works in Suse. The KDE site will tell you how it works in your distro.
In Suse, when you change the menu, a local file in your home dir contains the changes. In Suse it is
/home/username/.config/menus/applications-kmenuedit.menu

Problems with the menu editor are quite common.
When you look at that file and the spec you will see why: the local/user file is full of details about items that are tagged with "moved", "deleted", "not deleted" -- it is not the actual menu but more like like a record of what you did with the menu editor.

As a general rule, with the editor, I find it best to make only a few changes at a time and then save and see how it looks.
I'm a bit pressed for time, but hope his helps.
 
Old 12-10-2005, 09:37 AM   #3
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I upgraded to KDE 3.5 last week and suddenly lost the ability to modify my Kmenu via kmenuedit. I Googled for solutions and tried everything people suggested and nothing worked, it was absolutely frustrating until I found one solution that finally did the trick for me.

I put the line

Quote:
export XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=/opt/kde/etc/xdg
at the beginning of my startkde script in /opt/kde/bin .

Now I can modify my Kmenu to my heart's content. Hope this helps someone out there.

LocoMojo
 
  


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