Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86057
User-customizable KDE menus impossible
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
In 8.0, it's not possible to customize the KDE menu on a user basis. Eg, I want
different menus for different users. Basically, I want to have a very minimal
menu for some users. I've tried:
1) Using the KDE menu editor, and selecting "Hide" on the system menus. This
creates empty folders in ~/.kde/share/applnk-redhat. But after login, I still
get all menus. This method worked in 7.3.
2) Creating a new menu hierarchy below /usr/local/kde, and setting
KDEDIRS=/usr/local/kde. Under /usr/local/kde, I've created
This doesn't help either; /var/lib/menu will *still* override this.
3) Using permissions. With 7.3, it was possible to set file permissions on
individual .desktop files, so that these were only displayed for certain users.
This doesn't work with 8.0 either.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
it seems to be fixed in RHL 9 or in kde 3.1.1 which you can download from
ftp.kde.org for RHL 8.0.