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Re: [trinity-users] Kmenu Reasoning Explained

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:06:52 -0600
On 01/22/2011 04:48 PM, Katheryne Draven wrote:
> As requested by some people (Xu_R AKA The Old Man) an odt and pdf of
> the reasoning behind my kmenu setup.
> I would appreciate any input to improve the setup.
> Thanks
> Kate

Thank you Kate!

	I generally spend a couple of hours sorting apps into their logical places when
I start with a fresh install. Standardizing kmenu into a logical order limiting
each menu/submenu entry to ~ 10-15 items with a max depth of ~4 is much needed.
Here are two thoughts for consideration:

(1) of the existing distros that did a good job with kmenu, SuSE's inclusion of
a 'Utilities' submenu that held all the kde apps really helped with
organization. Here is a shot of what I adapted from an old openSuSE 11.0 install:


(2) everybody also has a subset of applications they use most frequently. What I
call "mytools" or I guess what "User-Apps" is intended for in your setup. For
what it is worth, here is a shot of the collection of mytools that may have a
submenu or two that may be of interest:


(I don't know how the duplicate basket entries got there. On suse, when you edit
the gnome menu, you often get unwanted side-effects in the k3 menu as well)

	I think this effort to tame the kmenu jungle is well worth the time and I thank
you for your efforts.

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