Confused by NoDisplay
Jasper St. Pierre
jstpierre at mecheye.net
Tue Jan 7 08:16:34 PST 2014
(Please try to reply on-list)
This sounds like a bug in Thunar, then. Please file a bug with Thunar.
On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 11:22 AM, Christof Arn <christof.arn at ethikprojekte.ch
> It's Thunar 1.3, the default file manager with fedora xfce.
> On 01/07/2014 05:04 PM, schrieb Jasper St. Pierre:
> We fully support this in GNOME. It seems like a quality-of-implementation
> issue in whatever file manager you're using.
> On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 3:10 AM, Christof Arn <
> christof.arn at ethikprojekte.ch> wrote:
>> Hi - I'm new here, please help me, if I do not post well.
>> I like the desktop entry system very much. There is only one point, that
>> drove me crazy, until i finally found that:
>> If I use NoDisplay=true , then this .desktop-entry isn't shown when
>> right clicking a file in my file browser and choosing "open with an other
>> I find still the following information that conflicts with my experience:
>> |NoDisplay| means "this application exists, but don't display it in the
>> menus". This can be useful to e.g. associate this application with MIME
>> types, so that it gets launched from a file manager (or other apps),
>> without having a menu entry for it (there are tons of good reasons for
>> this, including e.g. the |netscape -remote|, or |kfmclient openURL| kind
>> of stuff).
>> I thought, "not display it in the menues" would mean only the standard
>> application menues with the known submenues like "Settings",
>> "Administration", "Graphics", "Internet", "Office" and so on - but would be
>> shown when I right clicking a file in my file browser and coose "open with
>> other application". But in my xfce this isn't the case. But it should be as
>> the specs say.
>> I don't know, if KDE or Gnome does show the "NoDiplay=true"-Entries when
>> right clicking in a file manager.
>> I found two old threads in this mailing list about the interpretation of
>> - http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2004-October/003423.html
>> - http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2009-May/010396.html
>> But if I see right, those issues haven't found a clear solution yet.
>> I'd like to suggest to give a hint in the specs: "At the moment, some
>> software doesn't show desktop entries at all, so they can't be lunched from
>> a file manager."
>> If software behaves exactly the opposite way as given in the specs, this
>> is very confusing.
>> Best regards,
>> xdg mailing list
>> xdg at lists.freedesktop.org
> Dr. Dr. Christof Arn, ethikprojekte.ch, Postfach 21, 7412 Scharans
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