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Month: August 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Why trinity menu is a so big garbage

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:57:07 -0500
On 08/16/2018 01:08 AM, Christian Laborde wrote:
> And no item for firefox and thunderbird !!!

  Well, you are yelling without providing enough information to explain what
you are yelling about (though it can be gleaned from the information you did

  Let's start with how something gets in your TDE (or KDE or Gnome) menu to
begin with. The xdg_menu specification provides a set of paths that are
searched for .desktop files that provide the information about how to launch
an application and a hint for where that item should go in the menu (as well
as many many lines of language translations)

  Depending on how you installed firefox and thunderbird, there is no
guarantee there were any .desktop files provided. For example if you installed
the .bz2 from, there all files related to both
firefox and thunderbird reside under the directory you unzipped them to. There
is nothing to tell TDE "Hey, there are new apps for your menu here..."

  If on the other hand, you installed packages provided by your distribution,
they should have included proper .desktop files within the proper search path
structure so TDE can say "Hey, look, I have new apps to add to my menu..."

  So you are yelling about something completely out of TDE's control. If you
installed from, then open kmenuedit (or tmenuedit) and create an
entry from FF and TB. If you installed a package from your distro, the search
the package content for .desktop files and drop a note on your distro mailing
list if they are not there.

  Have a look at:

for further explanation about the menu specification.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.