Multiple Desktops and the Menu Spec
waldo.bastian at intel.com
Thu Jul 27 19:50:48 EEST 2006
The spec currently doesn't support that. Having different
applications.menu files seems to me the easiest way to achieve this. I
suggest to change the spec a little and introduce an environment
variable that contains the name of the applications.menu file. Something
like XDG_MENU=kde-applications.menu with applications.menu as default.
Must be a bit careful how to phrase it because it shouldn't affect the
default merge dir.
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>bounces at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Riddell
>Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 4:18 AM
>To: xdg at lists.freedesktop.org
>Subject: Multiple Desktops and the Menu Spec
>What is the best practice for having two desktops each with their own
>preferences for the applications menu?
>Currently it seems to me its a choice between one desktop using a
>non-standard applications.menu file (e.g. in Kubuntu I use
>/etc/xdg/menus/kde-applications.menu) or having one desktop use the
>menu layout and strings from the other desktop (and there's anough
>differences which mean having a KDE applications menu on Gnome is
>quite off-putting to long time Gnome users, same vice-versa).
>Since the first approach has the nasty side effect of breaking any
>menu editor and other tool that uses the applications menu, as well as
>any standardisation that will need the expected applications.menu file
>is there a way to have each desktop with its preferred layout and
>still follow the standard?
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