Desktop Specification 0.9.4

Heinrich Wendel sysop at
Wed Jul 9 17:57:57 EEST 2003

On Wednesday 09 July 2003 16:36, David Faure wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 July 2003 14:39, Koblinger Egmont wrote:
> > - What's the difference between NoDisplay and Hidden?
> This comes up quite often, please make sure it's well explained in the
> spec:
> * NoDisplay means "this application exists, but don't display it in the
> menus". This can be useful to e.g. associate this application with
> mimetypes, so that it gets launched from a file manager (or other apps),
> without having a menu entry for it (there are tons of good reasons for
> this, including e.g. the netscape -remote, or kfmclient openURL kind of
> stuff).
> * Hidden should have been called Deleted. It means the user deleted (at his
> level) something that was present (at an upper level, e.g. in the system
> dirs). It's strictly equivalent to the .desktop file not existing at all,
> as far as that user is concerned. This can also be used to "uninstall"
> existing files (e.g. due to a renaming) - by letting "make install" install
> a file with Hidden=true in it.
added your descriptions.

mfg, heinrich :)

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