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Old 10-19-2004, 02:10 PM   #16
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It's actually not that hard if you know how to make .desktop files and .directory files. I'll try and rustle up a howto sort of thing and post it here.
Old 10-19-2004, 02:25 PM   #17
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The whole menu of KDE is the one thing I feel really lets it down

The KDE Menu Editor messed up my menu so bad that I had to learn how to fix it manually. Whenever I need/want to make changes to the menu I do it manually now as I have no faith in the menu editor. Shame really, as I do believe this is one area that Windows really wins one over on KDE/Gnome.

I know this doesn't help anyone much, but just thought I'd add my experience

Old 11-06-2004, 02:44 PM   #18
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Sorry I've been taking so long to write this howto... I've been very busy. I'm planning to submit this as a LinuxAnswer. I'm almost done now but i need a bit of info on other distros. I've got SuSE 9.1 and KDE 3.3.
My files are in:
Main XML file (.menu file) detailing menu structure is /etc/xdg/menus/

Menu directories (.directory files) are stored in /usr/share/desktop-directories/
Menu entries (.desktop files) are stored in many places.
Gnome applications: /opt/gnome/share/applications
KDE applications: /opt/kde3/share/applications/kde
Other Applications: /usr/share/applications

User-specfic applications (.desktop files) are in ~/.local/share/applications
User-specific menu edits (.menu file) are in ~/.config/menus/

If ANY of these are different in your installation/distro/version please tell me now!
Old 11-07-2004, 10:42 AM   #19
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In Fedora Core 2 with Kde 3.2.3-0.1 Red Hat:
All the same, except:
KDE applications: /opt/kde3/share/applications/kde →→→ /usr/share/applications/kde (many *.desktop files)
/usr/include/kde (full of *.h files)
Also, i found a similar thread in another forum,
Good luck with the howto.


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