Minor GNOME and KDE menu annoyance

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Jul 21 12:47:30 UTC 2008

Timothy Murphy wrote:

> Rex Dieter wrote:
>> Timothy Murphy wrote:
>>> But I still find the menu arrangement rather puzzling.
>>> Why do I find Paired Bluetooth Devices under Lost and Found?
>>> Why is Terminal under System, while Display is under Administration?
>> It's no mystery, and definitely not rocket-science.
>> Apps' .desktop files include app "Categories", and the menu system
>> displays them accordingly.  Lost and Found is where apps go that don't
>> adhere to the menu-spec (ie, it's a bug).
>> See also:
>> http://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/latest/
> I realize the category is specified in the .desktop file.
> I looked at the document above, and didn't find it really answered my
> query. In any case, Fedora does not seem to follow the categories
> suggested there.

Keep in mind: Categories != menu labels or menu organization.

And when you say "Fedora does not seem..." keep in mind that these are also
generally DE specific, so Gnome, KDE, XFCE, (others) implement this in
different ways.

-- Rex

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