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Old 09-11-2005, 02:15 AM   #1
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backing up kmenu config file


Hey guys, i want to customize my KDE menu, but i want to make sure i have a backup before i save (incase i want to know what past programs i had on by default)
does anyone know what file this is?

Thanks
 
Old 09-11-2005, 02:34 AM   #2
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Sure thing. Your K menu icon should be /usr/share/icons/{icon set you are using}/{size}/apps/kmenu.png.

The kmenu icon exists for each icon theme set and each size (ie. the size you have the taskbar set at). You will need to know which icon set you ar using (unless you want to modify them all) and will want to change each size within that icon set (unless you never change the size, then you could only do it to the size you are using).

The easiest way is to just use the file browser (konquerer) and navigate to /usr/share/icons and then find your icon set, go into that directory, then pic the size, then find kmenu.png and rename it to kmenu.png.bak. Then copy the new icon to that directory and name it kmenu.png. Then you should only have to change the size back and forth on the taskbar to get it to take effect.

If you have any issues finding the kmenu.png file, then open a terminal, become root, then type 'updatedb', wait minute for it do its thing, then type 'locate kmenu.png | more'. That should show you all the directories that the icon exists.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 09-11-2005, 03:12 AM   #3
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D'oh! Right answer to the wrong question...sorry about that.

I believe the file yo uare looking for is one of these:

willk@penguin1:~$ locate .menu
/etc/mc/mc.menu
/etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu
/etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged/exclude.menu
/etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged/kde-essential.menu
/etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged/openoffice.menu
/etc/xdg/menus/debian-menu.menu
/etc/xdg/menus/kde-information.menu
/etc/xdg/menus/kde-screensavers.menu
/etc/xdg/menus/kde-settings.menu
/usr/share/doc/menu/examples/exclude.menu
/usr/share/mc/cedit.menu
/usr/share/mc/mc.menu
/usr/share/mc/mc.menu.sr
/var/lib/menu-xdg/menus/debian-menu.menu
willk@penguin1:~$


I checked one of these and it seemed to have the layout of my menu. I could be wrong, but check here: http://people.fruitsalad.org/phil/kd.../kde-menu.html

There are some cool details about how the whole menu system works and may help with your question.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 11:54 AM   #4
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cool, thanks
 
  


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