Bug 457756 - RFE: add Home to top level Menu (like kde3)
Summary: RFE: add Home to top level Menu (like kde3)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lukáš Tinkl
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-08-04 13:50 UTC by Juha Tuomala
Modified: 2015-07-13 17:35 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kdebase-4.2.0-6.fc10
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2009-02-19 10:59:05 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Juha Tuomala 2008-08-04 13:50:19 UTC
Description of problem:
There has been and should be a menu entry that would open the 
user's own home dir with dolphin. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Additional info:
installed from f9 updates-testing.

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2008-08-04 13:57:25 UTC

For me, shows "Home", "Network", "Trash"... among other things.

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2008-08-04 13:58:27 UTC
Or even:  Go -> Home

Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2008-08-04 14:08:16 UTC
But that's from within Dolphin, it's not a shortcut at the top level of the K menu (Kickoff in classic mode).

As far as I can tell from kde4-applications.menu, to add such a shortcut, there has to be a .desktop file with the categories KDE;Core;.

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2008-08-04 14:16:40 UTC
I understand now, yes, a difference from KDE3, but not all that sure whether to emulate kde3 behavior here exactly is necessarily a good choice.

Comment 5 Kevin Kofler 2008-08-04 14:26:37 UTC
Assuming we want to add this at all, is kdebase-workspace the right place to add this or kdebase? Dolphin is in kdebase, so if Dolphin is to install such a .desktop file, kdebase would be the logical place.

Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2008-08-04 14:29:05 UTC
yes, kdebase, of course.

Comment 7 Juha Tuomala 2008-08-04 16:21:04 UTC
> but not all that sure whether to
> emulate kde3 behavior here exactly is necessarily a good choice.

Well, $HOME is something accessed so frequently that it should
be in top level. Same applies to systemsettings and help too.

I would assume that powerusers have their shortcuts elsewhere and
also use alt+F2 - but who really suffer about this are the ones
who don't know how to do those.

Comment 8 Juha Tuomala 2008-08-04 16:22:50 UTC
And yes, this is *classic* menu. IMO thinks that the new menu thingy should have never been put to default anyway. May be shiny and colorful but has nothing to do with usability.

Comment 9 Steven M. Parrish 2008-08-05 12:46:42 UTC
Sounds like this is more of a feature request than a bug.  Going to assign it for now and see what the SiG wants to do with it.

Comment 10 Rex Dieter 2008-08-05 12:58:52 UTC
And it's not specific to Classic menu either.  When/if we do this change, it'll affect both kickoff and classic.

Comment 11 Steven M. Parrish 2008-09-25 23:15:08 UTC
I know we discussed this during a SiG meeting.  Any plans to implement it for F9 or are we just waiting for Rawhide?

Comment 12 Steven M. Parrish 2009-02-06 15:55:00 UTC
Been awhile since this was discussed.  Do we want to leave this open for future consideration or close it?

Comment 13 Lukáš Tinkl 2009-02-10 17:05:09 UTC
BTW, this is only about the classic menu, the Kickoff menu contains 'My Computer -> Home' entry

Comment 14 Lukáš Tinkl 2009-02-19 10:59:05 UTC
Fixed in kdebase-4.2.0-6.fc10

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