menu edit problem

jan goplay at
Mon Jan 19 23:44:46 CET 2004

On Po, 2004-01-19 at 22:54, ja'far wrote:
> Hi all
> I haven't been able to successfully alter the menu.xml file. I have
> copied it to ~/.xfce but as soon as I do that the menu no longer
> functions - when I right click on the desktop there's just a tiny little
> square which promptly disappears - like a raindrop in a pool of water.
> Once I delete the file from there everything's OK again.
> I am new to XFce and love it so far. I would like to compliment the
> developers on a great looking design and - as far as I can tell - great
> functionality. I have to say that using it is stretching my limited
> skills somewhat but I have already learned a lot in the process.
> Hope someone can help and thanks in advance.
> Ja'far
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> XFce4 4.0.3 | Mandrake 9.2
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


I had the same problem. On some systems file menudefs.hook is not
available and therefore parsing menu.xml file ends up in showing just a
very small "square" ....

menu.xml >>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE xfdesktop-menu [
        <!ENTITY menu2 SYSTEM "menu2.xml">
        <!ENTITY debian SYSTEM "menudefs.hook">
    <title name="Desktop Menu" visible="yes" />

I just removed line with "&debian" and everything was fine ...

Hope it helps


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