How to create a submenu to a registered category with xdg-desktop-menu?
fred_xdg at mercille.org
Fri Sep 4 06:26:33 PDT 2009
> 2009/9/3 Frédéric Mercille:
> > I know I can use xdg-desktop-menu to add an application to a "registered
> > category" (e.g. Office) in the desktop menu with a *.desktop file, and I can
> > add a new submenu at the root of the desktop menu with a *.directory file.
> > I would like to do, however, is create a submenu in a submenu that is
> > present.
> > Here's an example of what I would like to have :
> > (MENU)
> > |
> > +-- Games
> > +-- Graphics
> > +-- [...]
> > |
> > +-- Office
> > | |
> > | +-- MyVendorName
> > | | |
> > | | +-- MyAppName1
> > | | +-- MyAppName2
> > | | +-- MyAppName3
> > | |
> > | +-- OpenOffice.org
> > | +-- Evolution
> > | +-- Kontact
> > | +-- [...]
> > |
> > +-- Settings
> > +-- System
> > Using xdg-desktop-menu install MyVendorName.directory MyAppName.desktop
> > creates a submenu at the root of the menu (sibbling of Games, Graphics,
> > etc.), but I don't want to pollute the root with my apps which clearly
> > under the Office category (and the Category key is ignored for an entry of
> > Type=Directory). Does xdg-desktop-menu allow that?
> > Thanks.
> > _______________________________________________
> The documentation in freedesktop.org should be sufficient for you.
> Here is an example for submenus and subsubmenus to multimedia menu
> that I wrote using that documentation:
If I understand your example correctly, at no point did you use any of the
xdg-utils (either xdg-icon-resource for the icons, or xdg-desktop-menu for the
menus), nor the $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS or $XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variables? From
what I gather from your example and from the documentation, the answer to
"Does xdg-desktop-menu allow the creation of a submenu in a submenu?" is "No
it doesn't". You just copy your files to /usr/share and to /etc/xdg and pray
for the best, or am I missing something?
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