[Usability] Lightening up the XDG menu

Julien Olivier julo at altern.org
Wed Mar 31 11:27:23 EEST 2004

> that would require each editor to know about other editors or to have shared
> .desktop files for kedit/gedit which is impractical from packaging
> perspective.
> Perhaps a good solution to this would be something like the above, perhaps
> adding 
> ExclusiveRole=GNOME;Editor
> to gedit.desktop and
> ExclusiveRole=KDE;Editor
> to kedit.desktop,
> Then say inside KDE the vfolder code could simply ignore any entry with
> ExclusiveRole=GNOME;Editor (or any other ExclusiveRole=XFCE;Editor)
> in case an entry with ExclusiveRole=KDE;Editor exists.
> This would allow using kedit in GNOME if gedit is not installed (with editors
> this is not an issue, but it could be issue with web browsers, mailers or
> some such that don't ALWAYS get installed)

Wouldn't it be easier to, for example, only display the mime handler for
text files in the menu ? That way, if kedit is configured to open your
text files, kedit will be in the menu. And the same could go for almost
all menu entries.
Is there a specific technical limitation to that solution ?

Julien Olivier <julo at altern.org>
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