Unifying file managers' right-click menu interfaces
mpyne at purinchu.net
Mon Aug 17 12:17:21 PDT 2009
On Monday 17 August 2009 10:34:34 PCMan wrote:
> Sorry, I have another idea:
> [Desktop Action] groups should also allow the X-KDE-Submenu key, so
> creating submenu for submenus is possible. Although there is no real
> use case now, this might be useful in the future once someone needs
> Also, there might be a new key named Dynamic.
> The key contains a command line which can generate menu content
> dynamically. After calling the command, its stdout should be inserted to
> current desktop entry file.
> So we can support dynamic menu items generated with scripts.
> This partially solves my preceding question, how to generate menu
> according to different context for files of the same mime-type.
> Example of its usage:
> 1.you can use a shell script to examine the content of the folder, and
> then generate the menu according to its content.
> 2.this can be used to develop integration with version control systems.
> 3.and more....
If we were to support something like this I think it would be best if we
required the .desktop file to be marked as executable as well, to avoid
opening a silly security hole that GNOME and KDE both recently fixed.
- Michael Pyne
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