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wufo 02-24-2011 04:01 PM

xfce menu desktop files, location?
I want to add an app to an xfce menu, but I cannot find the .destop files. I tried the how-to at he xfce site, but it refers to ~/.config/menus, but I do not have that and I can find none of the .desktop files anywhere in my home directory.

So, where the heck are the files I need to modify?


Richard Cranium 02-24-2011 04:17 PM


dh2k 02-24-2011 04:18 PM

For a broader explanation and more scope beyond your query covering the background of what, why and how then look here:

If you want to add system-wide for all users then you must make a desktop entry file in:

Look at Thunar.desktop as an example:
Note, i have deleted other languages except for generic and en_GB (English, Great Britain)

david@slackware13:/usr/share/applications$ cat Thunar.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Thunar File Manager
Name[en_GB]=Thunar File Manager
Comment[en_GB]=Browse the filesystem with the file manager
GenericName=File Manager
GenericName[en_GB]=File Manager

Exec=Thunar %F

As an example, as root:

cd /usr/share/applications
cp Thunar.desktop my_app.desktop

and then edit the parameters/options/paths/executable command of (my_app.desktop) so it is matching/pointing/personalised to your executable program/script/binary etc

T3slider 02-24-2011 05:27 PM

You may be able to store local .desktop files in $HOME/.local/share/applications/.

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