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Old 09-25-2005, 09:02 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Gentoo
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Kmenuedit is not changing the KMENU entries

Hello, I am using Gentoo 2005.1, kernel 2.6.13-r1, xorg 6.8.2, and KDE 3.4.2

When I use kmenuedit I see the changes in there, and I make them, then I click save, and close it.

But the changes never appear, and there are dead entries in there that I want to remove, and some new ones I would like to add.

Can anyone help me, thanks.
Old 09-26-2005, 11:05 AM   #2
Registered: May 2005
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Now Ubuntu 16.04
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Hi cheater1034,
The kde menu uses the freedesktop specification.
The hard answer is that you should have a look at the spec and see how it works.

I was quite surprised, but I solved some menu problems.
I can't say too much because I only know how it works in Suse. The KDE site will tell you how it works in your distro.
In Suse, when you change the menu, a local file in your home dir contains the changes. In Suse it is

Problems with the menu editor are quite common.
When you look at that file and the spec you will see why: the local/user file is full of details about items that are tagged with "moved", "deleted", "not deleted" -- it is not the actual menu but more like like a record of what you did with the menu editor.

As a general rule, with the editor, I find it best to make only a few changes at a time and then save and see how it looks.
I'm a bit pressed for time, but hope his helps.
Old 12-10-2005, 10:37 AM   #3
Registered: Oct 2004
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I upgraded to KDE 3.5 last week and suddenly lost the ability to modify my Kmenu via kmenuedit. I Googled for solutions and tried everything people suggested and nothing worked, it was absolutely frustrating until I found one solution that finally did the trick for me.

I put the line

export XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=/opt/kde/etc/xdg
at the beginning of my startkde script in /opt/kde/bin .

Now I can modify my Kmenu to my heart's content. Hope this helps someone out there.



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