[Panel Plugin] Application Menu ignores Xdg

Graeme Gott graeme at gottcode.org
Mon Jul 1 15:28:37 CEST 2013

On 07/01/2013 09:08 AM, Genghis Khan wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Jul 2013 08:21:25 -0400
> Graeme Gott <graeme at gottcode.org> wrote:
>> On 07/01/2013 07:28 AM, Genghis Khan wrote:
>>> Dear Xfce users,
>>> I was wondering if the Application Menu panel plugin is compliant
>>> with Xdg or is this menu opening any desktop launcher of Link type,
>>> of any protocol, in a default exo web browser?
>>> An example of desktop launcher of Link type is attached.
>>> If I open it with Thunar 1.4.0 > SIP Client is launched. (good)
>>> If I open it with Application Menu > Web Browser is launched. (bad)
>> It looks to me like an oversight in garcon (the library used by the
>> Application Menu panel plugin). Thunar just calls "exo-open" with the
>> URL of the desktop file, but garcon calls "exo-open --launch
>> WebBrowser" instead.
> Thank you for your respond. Do you confirm this bug?
> I just checked this desktop file with Whisker Menu and xfce4-appfinder
> and they also launch a web browser like Application Menu does.
> Whisker Menu and xfce4-appfinder would make good contact managers
> for mailto: and sip: URIs.

I don't have any launchers that are of type Link so I can't confirm it
myself, but it would explain the results you are seeing. Whisker Menu,
the Application Finder, and the Applications Menu all use garcon, so
they would all suffer from the same issue.

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