Fedora Core 2: editing the menus

Jonathan Rawle jr36 at leicester.ac.uk
Tue Jun 8 12:35:45 UTC 2004

Matthew East wrote:

> 1. Editing the menus.
> As far as I can make out in order to edit the menus, you have to edit
> the files in /usr/share/applications. Ok, fair enough, I have done this,
> but editing them manually and one by one is a real pain, and
> furthermore, it is annoying that the K Menu (I happen to use kde) gives
> me the impression that it will work and that I can play around with my
> menu. It saves it, but makes no difference ;). The only way I have
> succeeded in editing the menus has been by editing those .desktop files
> one by one. Perhaps this is a trade-off between usability and security,
> I don't know. But it sure is annoying.

If you use KDE, you need to delete your ~/.local and ~/.config
Then you will be able to edit the menus using kmenuedit.

Apparently, if you log into Gnome, it messes up the KDE menus. You will also
have problems is you kept your configuration from FC1.


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