Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 91639
system wide menu changes are overwritten by KDE
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:01 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
The file system is mangled by KDE.
The files stay the way I put them.
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.
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
In an attempt to get a response to my previous comment, I am re-opening this bug.
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.