Xfce 4.2 : desktop menu buglets

purslow at sympatico.ca purslow at sympatico.ca
Sun Oct 10 21:00:48 CEST 2004

041009 Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> On 10/09/04 11:05, purslow at sympatico.ca wrote:
>> generally, the auto-generated menu is an excellent idea,
>> but the present implementation does seem a bit crude & limited.
>> might i gently suggest it check  /usr/local/bin
>> &/or a predetermined list of common apps via 'which app' ?
> nope.  the blacklist is hack-y enough;
> i'm not willing to add a bunch of unmaintainable crap to the codebase.
> if you want to generate menus based on a known list of apps, try menumaker.

so what is the point of the auto-generated menu ?
IMHO it's not fit to include in 4.2 as it stands:
it gets a limited set of apps -- KDE + a few random others -- ,
is vulnerable to spurious  xxx.desktop  files it finds
& misses a lot of important items, eg Open Office.

i can roll my own by hacking  menu.xml  (excellent help: yours?),
perhaps by using the menu editor or by using some non-Xfce tool.
even a small amount of work in that way will create something
a lot more useful than the auto-generated stuff.

am i missing something ?

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