menu-spec URL entries
damjan.jov at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 23:02:43 PDT 2008
While adding support to Wine to write desktop entries with Type=Link
for Internet shortcuts, I noticed that Gnome doesn't show them in
According to Gnome's bugzilla
(http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=374577), this is correct
according to the menu spec: only Type=Application is supported in
But it seems to me to be a pretty big omission, and several
people/projects have been bitten by this bug:
Is there some reason for this?
The workaround seems to be to make a Type=Application entry that
launches firefox, and make the URL an argument to firefox - but that
introduces a dependency on firefox, ignores the desktop's default
browser setting, and generally requires jumping through hoops.
Can we please make Type=Link entries work in menus?
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