Bug 91639 - system wide menu changes are overwritten by KDE
system wide menu changes are overwritten by KDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-05-26 12:04 EDT by Leon Koch
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-03 07:20:43 EDT
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Description Leon Koch 2003-05-26 12:04:19 EDT
Description of problem:
When I make manual changes to the contents of /var/lib/menu/kde/ the changes are
automatically over written when ever I restart KDE.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Move any existing files or create a new file anywhere in /var/lib/menu/kde/
2. Restart X
3. The files you moved are moved back, and the files you created are gone.
Actual results:
The file system is mangled by KDE.

Expected results:
The files stay the way I put them.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2003-05-26 15:08:55 EDT
You should not change the desktop files in the directory /var/lib/menu/kde.
All changes will be lost be by next KDE restart.

The system wide menus (desktop files) are in /usr/share/applications. If you
want to change your system wide menu, please make the change in this directory.
Comment 2 Leon Koch 2003-05-26 22:55:55 EDT
ok then.
How do I change the structure of the KDE menu?

The files in /usr/share/applications are all the application links, but they
contain no information on how they are categorised into the KDE menu.

For example, how do I move an application from Internet->More Internet
Applications to just the Internet folder?

I know this can be done with kmenuedit, but that doesn't change it across the
whole system.
Comment 3 Leon Koch 2003-06-03 05:22:02 EDT
In an attempt to get a response to my previous comment, I am re-opening this bug.
Comment 4 Ngo Than 2003-06-03 07:20:43 EDT
if you want to move an application from Internet->More Internet
Applications to just the Internet folder, just replace 


you should take a look either at https://listman.redhat.com/archives/xdg-list/
or in desktop files, if you want to know more about it.

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