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Old 07-07-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
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KDE Menu Editing, SuSE 9.1 Professional

Boy this sure seems like it should be easy.

I want to edit the KDE Kicker Menu. I know about kmenuedit - but it apparently doesn't support what I want to do. For that matter, I'm not sure I can do what I want to do with the menu specification.

Right now KDE's menus are structured like so...

Multimedia -> Volume Control -> AlsaMixerGUI
Multimedia -> Volume Control -> KMix
Multimedia -> Volume Control -> gamix
Multimedia -> Media Editing
Multimedia -> RealPlayer

Multimedia -> Media Editing isn't actually software. It's a category with only one piece of software in it, so it gets collapsed automatically.

Multimedia -> RealPlayer is exactly what I want to do - it doesn't exist as a category, but only by itself.

If you move Broadcast 2000 (the software pointed to by Multimedia -> Media Editing) so that it resides only in Multimedia, with no subcategory, KDE goes berserk and begins listing two of every icon/software under Multimedia under that category.

Worse, if you close kmenuedit and restart it you'll find the items that were moved no longer appear at all.

I can hand edit the files but doing that so that there isn't a subcategory on each item causes the first error of duplicate icons.

Anyone have any tips? I simply don't want a Category -> Subcategory -> Application hierarchy. I want a Category -> Application hierarchy.

Any help is appreciated.
Old 08-03-2004, 08:01 AM   #2
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Menu editing is broken after applying the kdebase updates from YOU. Either rollback to the stock version of kdebase and kdelibs or upgrade to 3.2.3

I wish they would fix this!
Old 09-26-2004, 11:38 PM   #3
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It's seems as if this may be a dead article, but hopefully bmschkerke will be able to benefit from it anyway.

I, too, ran into the same problem. I had three instances of Kaffeiene in my menu and just didn't want them in there. Ran KMenuEdit and got the duplicates. I figured that there had to be something in the settings that was making it so.

Here's what I found to remove my duplicate entries.

browsed to '/home/<username>/.config/menus'
opened '' in my favorite text editor for KDE.

In there I saw this bit of information.

   <Name>Jack and More</Name>
   <Merge type="menus" />
   <Menuname>CD Tools</Menuname>
   <Menuname>More Programs</Menuname>
   <Merge type="files" />
    <Merge type="files" />
The Section in Red, I removed and then saved the file. Clicked on the menu, and viola, duplicates gone.

Hope this helps.
Old 11-06-2004, 10:27 PM   #4
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see the question "KDE Menu Editor does not work in Suse 9.1 KDE 3.2" in this forum. May solve you problem.


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