[New] Desktop Preferred Applications Specification

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Mon Jun 8 18:22:40 PDT 2009

On Monday 08 June 2009, Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> So, you're right, the $XDG_DATA_DIRS/Thunar/sendto/ stuff only defines
> commands to which you can pass the selected files (like create a
> tarball of a directory or create an email with the files attached).

... like KDE's servicemenus which have been there since sometime in KDE 2. 
those are actually accomplished using the DesktopAction feature of the 
.desktop file spec; it also supports things like preconditionals on mimetypes, 
application existence and dbus calls (the latter two are X-KDE entries, so not 
strictly in the standard)...

 for more advanced things there are full-on C++ plugins, but things like 
Thunar/sendto/ and KDE's servicemenus are completely doable without adding 
things to the .desktop file spec.

Aaron J. Seigo
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