menu-spec URL entries
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Tue Aug 12 23:21:14 PDT 2008
On Wed, 13 Aug 2008 08:02:43 +0200 Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> 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.
You mean that's *a* workaround, and a poor one at that. You could also
use xdg-open, which would likely be installed on any system that has an
XDG-compliant menu system.
Not that I fundamentally disagree; I see no reason why Link items
shouldn't be allowed in menus, aside from just increasing complexity of
the implementation (which is generally pretty damned complex as it is).
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