Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 201752
Missing menu entry for ksmarttray
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:39 EST
ksmarttray lacks a menu entry, one can be "borrowed" from Enrico's old package
Should a tray object really have a menu entry? I don't have one for my weather
or battery display.
If it's not available through other means (eg. KDE's "Add applet to panel..."
functionality), no doubt about it IMO.
This seems like the right thing to do. Do you know how?
I'm going to raise that upstream, too.
I don't know for sure, but a bit of Googling and looking into the contents of my
hard drive makes me believe that the "add applet" stuff is available only for
DSO applets, not executables.
On the other hand, I suppose the "add applet" stuff is available only in KDE,
thus leaving other DE users who would be interested in ksmarttray because a
"native" applet is not available for their DE without a way to launch it from
OK, I asked upstream, if no better solution is given I'll use Enrico's menuing
trick as suggested.
I got some feedback (that's how SuSE seems to have solved this problem):
Does it work dropping the desktop file under one of the following dirs:
/etc/xdg/autostart /usr/share/autostart /usr/share/gnome/autostart
One can set a default whether ksmartray will run or not through
which can be overriden by a ksmarttrayrc managed through the KDE configuration
That sounds like an orthogonal/additional thing to me -- whether to autostart
ksmarttray or not as opposed to whether it can be launched some way in the GUI.
I've no experience with the former, but dropping a desktop file into the dirs
mentioned in comment 7 did not seem to have any effect, and I'm not sure what
"managed through the KDE configuration framework" means in practice.
Copied over ensc's solution.