new menuing stuff in xfdesktop

Rodrigo Coacci rcoacci at
Sun Oct 21 06:14:25 CEST 2007

On 10/20/07, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I finally closed a long-standing bug[1] -- the right-click context menu
> when file/launcher icons is enabled should be pretty sane now.  If you
> right-click on an empty area of the desktop, you'll get the desktop's
> context menu (with 'open in new window', 'create launcher', etc.).  For
> both file icons and window icons, every context menu that 'replaces'
> the standard xfce root menu now has the root menu in a submenu.
> When desktop icons are disabled, the old behavior is retained.
> Please test the hell out of this, as it required some reasonably large
> changes in how menuing is handled in xfdesktop, and it's possible I
> introduced a few bugs here and there.
> (Related note: I bumped the version requirements for libxfce4menu
> because Jannis changed some behavior.  Be sure to update libxfce4menu
> first, otherwise, the root menu won't appear at all.)
>         -brian
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Too sad it won't be backported but at least now we have better behavior for
4.6. Thanks!


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