Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443387
Legacy menu items are all over the place...
Last modified: 2015-05-11 08:25:28 EDT
Description of problem:
I just upgraded to RHEL 5 on a system that has been around for a while, and
found that the desktop menus were so messy that they were hardly usable because
entries for various old software packages would appear all over the place.
The main problem is that *all* menu config files contain
At first glance, this seems to make sense, since it (you may think) it will make
sure entries on old-style locations are considered for rules appearing later
that include items acoording to keys or filenames. The problem is that LegacyDir
doesn't just mean "caching" the items that way; according to the freedesktop
menu spec, reading a legacy directory should also mean adding separate submenus
for all the subdirectories of the "legacy directory" - and that's also the way
it works in the current gnome-panel release. This effectively means bypassing
match rules in the config files most of the time, since they generally don't
apply to sub menus.
Another minor issue is that the names of some "standard" menus have changed over
the years, so it seems like a good idea to explitly "move" some old names to the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Store a file /etc/X11/applnk/Graphics/gv.desktop with the following contents
2. Restart the gnome panel if necessary
3. Browse the menu
An entry "Ghostview" (correctly) appears under "Graphics" in the Applications
menu. It also appears in (new) menus System->Preferences->Graphics,
System->Administration->Graphics, System Preferences->More Preferences->Graphics
An entry "Ghostview" appears under "Graphics" in the Applications menu, and
I think I had the same problem after installation of RHEL4, too, but I just
edited the config files without telling anybody...
Created attachment 303127 [details]
The way I updated to xdg config files to get a cleaner menu
(In reply to comment #0)
Whoops. I actually copied data from my corrected rather than the original setup
> The main problem is that *all* menu config files contain
What the fils have is actually
where it would probably more correct to include specific sub directories only
like in the above example.
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I keep getting emails saying that someone is waiting for my response to this issue, but I'm unsure why based on the request's status.