Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-22-2017, 11:03 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2017
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question Renaming Linux KDE Menu Items

Hey All,

So this might be an unusual request, but i want to know how to RENAME the the shutdown shortcut in KDE menu.

I found a program called "KDE menu Editor" (kmenuedit)

But this program doesn't list the leave menu (shut down, reset etc) as an option, lists pretty much everything else tho.

I've spent quite a few hours now looking through all the files i can find with the word "menu" in it, hoping i can edit a simple text config file, but cant find it.

So here i am asking the pros for help
Old 05-23-2017, 04:00 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Sep 2013
Location: Somewhere in my head.
Distribution: Slackware (15 current), Slack15, Ubuntu studio, MX Linux, FreeBSD 13.1, WIn10
Posts: 10,342

Rep: Reputation: 2242Reputation: 2242Reputation: 2242Reputation: 2242Reputation: 2242Reputation: 2242Reputation: 2242Reputation: 2242Reputation: 2242Reputation: 2242Reputation: 2242
oohhh kde - got a find what is it using to name it, then see if you can edit it. in other words what config file has control of its naming. then open it up and what exactly is it you want to change? the name of it itself or the "shutdown" to "turn me off" etc?
Old 05-23-2017, 07:52 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2017
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Hey BW,

Technically its "Whonix"
But is built on KDE

Yes, i simply want to change the name displayed in the menu from "shut down" to something else

I've really tried looking to find what controls its name, but need help.
Old 05-23-2017, 09:28 PM   #4
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: USA and Italy
Distribution: Debian testing/sid; OpenSuSE; Fedora; Mint
Posts: 5,524

Rep: Reputation: 1015Reputation: 1015Reputation: 1015Reputation: 1015Reputation: 1015Reputation: 1015Reputation: 1015Reputation: 1015
It's probably a .desktop file. So start by locating those.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] problem creating KDE menu items that actually show up in the menu SharpyWarpy Linux - Desktop 3 07-03-2012 08:28 PM
Removing KDE menu items from XFCE menu kr4ey Slackware 8 03-14-2011 03:29 AM
DISCUSSION: Edit the Global KDE Menu Items from a console for SUSE Linux cdabb LinuxAnswers Discussion 0 02-09-2005 01:17 PM
KDE Menu Items AvePtah Linux - Software 1 08-09-2004 10:32 AM
How to add KDE menu items to Gnome menu... QtCoder Linux - General 4 10-05-2003 01:21 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:06 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration