Hidden/Enabled key in autostart spec

Pete Ryland pdr at pdr.cx
Sun Oct 29 13:48:35 EET 2006

On 27/10/06, Bastian, Waldo <waldo.bastian at intel.com> wrote:
> It's mostly for conceptual reasons though that I rather see the control
> over whether to autostart something handled elsewhere. With the menu
> system we have the .desktop files which are a static representation of
> application properties, and then we have the menu layout itself which
> reflects policy. The two are, for this very reason, split between
> XDG_DATA_DIRS (static data) and XDG_CONFIG_DIRS (policy). Whether to
> autostart something belongs under XDG_CONFIG_DIRS.

This doesn't really ring true.  There's plenty of "policy" information in
the .desktop files already, such as the "NoDisplay" and "Hidden" properties.

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