[Thunar-dev] The Thunar Path

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Wed Nov 16 19:58:56 CET 2005

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Unfortunately, the key table says basically nothing about how actions
> work, or what their purpose is (and the registering MIME types section
> still doesn't).  The example doesn't even have an "Actions" key.

Ehm, right. Never noticed that the Actions key is missing from the
example. It should contain


for the example to work.

> I also don't see where it says anything about creating new groups for
> each action.  Indeed, in the section about extending the format, it
> specifically says that extra groups in the file should have the form
> "[X-PRODUCT GROUPNAME]", which the example doesn't do.

The group for every action is "[Desktop Action <Name>]" where <Name> is
one of the actions listed with the "Actions" key in the "[Desktop
Entry]" group.

> 1) Do I create a new group in the file for each action?


> 2) Do the names of these new groups have to start with "Desktop Action"?


> 3) If #2 is yes, what do I put in the "Actions" key?  The full title of
> each group, or just the part after "Desktop Action"?

Only the name of the action without the "Desktop Action " prefix.

> 4) If I were just reading the spec, and we weren't talking about this in
> a file manager context, and Benny didn't just give an example of how
> they're used, I'd be asking "WTF is an action, and what are they for?"
> Someone needs to LART the authors of this spec.

Go ahead. ;-)

> 	-b


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