Is gnome or nautilus fully compliant to freedesktop spec?

jupiter jupiter.hce at
Fri Jan 18 04:27:25 PST 2013

On 1/18/13, Vincent Untz <vuntz at> wrote:
> Le vendredi 18 janvier 2013, à 22:48 +1100, jupiter a écrit :
>> > Can you give more details on the issues you hit?
>> I was not able to list the application menu on desktop menu in gnome,
>> but works on KDE and xfce.
> You mean, by right-clicking on the desktop (we don't have that in
> GNOME)? Or something else?

No, the application menu did not list in gnome desktop menu.

> I can tell you that GNOME does support the menu spec, for sure.
>> The current issue is that adding an environment variable such as $HOME
>> in desktop entry file as following example works with KDE file manager
>> and Thunar when to click a desktop launcher (copy an application menu
>> icon to the desktop), but does not work with nautilus, the error was
>> "Failed to change directory $HOME (No such file or directory)"
>> Path=$HOME
> There's no support for environment variables in the desktop entry spec,
> and therefore there's no guarantee that this will work on all
> implementations.

But how do you set up the Path to your home working directory?

> Cheers,
> Vincent
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