[Thunar-dev] thunar custom actions menu grouping

Erlend Davidson E.R.M.Davidson at sms.ed.ac.uk
Wed Aug 22 22:13:36 CEST 2007

Jelle de Jong wrote:
> Jelle de Jong wrote:
>> I have been thinking about this problem quite a while now.
>> I want to use freedesktop.org *.desktop standardisation files to
>> integrate scripts in the right menu of the great Thunar file manager.
>> Wouldn't it be great to have this functionality?
>> I have around 30 self made scripts integrated into Thunar. The problem
>> is they are not grouped nicely in categories. I would like to be able to
>> create sub menu's to sort the scripts.
>> I think the standard *.desktop files can be used for this, just like in
>> the application menu's. We can probably keep the current configure
>> custom action system. Only let Thunar scan the files that are in the
>> actions list. When these files are of the .desktop format then read them
>> and change the menu structure depending on the contains. I only don´t
>> know how the argument passing should go.
>> Would somebody be willing to investigate this idea and maybe realise it?
>> Best regards,
>> Jelle
> Hello everybody,
> I have sent this mail some time ago, but nobody replied on the mail. How
> should I deal with this? Does nobody want sub-menus in the thunar file
> manager?
Well I think Aurelio's SVN plugin also needs it.  I think it is a good 
idea, I wonder if it is possible with proper extensions (as opposed to 
UCA's)?  The trouble with putting it in UCA is that it will complicate 
things quite a lot: also on the user-interface side.

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