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Old 02-24-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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xfce menu desktop files, location?

I want to add an app to an xfce menu, but I cannot find the .destop files. I tried the how-to at he xfce site, but it refers to ~/.config/menus, but I do not have that and I can find none of the .desktop files anywhere in my home directory.

So, where the heck are the files I need to modify?

Old 02-24-2011, 03:17 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:18 PM   #3
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For a broader explanation and more scope beyond your query covering the background of what, why and how then look here:

If you want to add system-wide for all users then you must make a desktop entry file in:
Look at Thunar.desktop as an example:
Note, i have deleted other languages except for generic and en_GB (English, Great Britain)
david@slackware13:/usr/share/applications$ cat Thunar.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Thunar File Manager
Name[en_GB]=Thunar File Manager
Comment[en_GB]=Browse the filesystem with the file manager
GenericName=File Manager
GenericName[en_GB]=File Manager

Exec=Thunar %F
As an example, as root:
cd /usr/share/applications
cp Thunar.desktop my_app.desktop
and then edit the parameters/options/paths/executable command of (my_app.desktop) so it is matching/pointing/personalised to your executable program/script/binary etc

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You may be able to store local .desktop files in $HOME/.local/share/applications/.


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