chris dunn chris at
Tue Nov 8 16:27:34 CET 2005

Having moved to XFCE4 under Ubuntu Breezy (after the initial Gnome 
default), I have ended up with a confusing desktop menu situation.

The desktop menu seems to include everything under the sun, including 
some of the original Gnome entries. All the Xfce 4 entries seem to be 
present under Settings.

I'd like to completely revamp the menus to suit my needs and am 
floundering around trying to find out how the desktop menu generation 
system works.

Running smeg seems to show a (somewhat) different set of entries to that 
which actually exists on the desktop menu. Running Xfce 4 menu editor 
shows only a few basic entries from the existing desktop menu. I've been 
unable to locate any useful information on the operation of smeg or xfce 
4 menu editor.

Where are these three (desktop + smeg + xfce 4 menu editor) getting 
their information from?

Is there a desktop menu primer somewhere that I've failed to spot?

Or can some kind soul give me a pointer as to where to start sorting out 
this chaos.


Chris Dunn

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