Re: sending apps to the right place in the menu

On 6 Dec 2008, at 20:35, rosea grammostola wrote:

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 1:22 PM, Calum Benson <Calum Benson sun com> wrote:

See < >. (You'll probably also need to read the rest of that spec too, if you're not
familiar with it.)

I think Categories specify the place of the application (Ardour) in the Menu. But How can I specify that Ardour should be placed in my new menu
entry 'Recording'?

That's what the second bullet point in the link is referring to-- when you add a new submenu, you have to add a new menu file to $sysconfdir/ desktop/menus/applications-merged that describes which menu items should appear in it.

For example, on my system I have a file called /etc/xdg/menus/ applications-merged/, which looks like this:

<!DOCTYPE Menu PUBLIC "-//freedesktop//DTD Menu 0.8//EN"

 <Name>GGZ Gaming Zone</Name>

  <Name>GGZ Games</Name>


This defines a submenu called "GGZ Gaming Zone", on which applications of .desktop file Category "X-GGZ-Games" will appear. The "" file referred to in the third line is /usr/share/ desktop-directories/ggz-directory, which looks like this:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=GGZ Gaming Zone

CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
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