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Old 9th October 2004, 06:04 PM
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KDE and Kmenuedit

I am having problems with Kmenuedit. I can't add or remove an item from/to the menu, but when I install a new program with yum or from an RPM it will add entries to the menu.

I have tried adding entries in my user account and as root, but neither seem to work. Any ideas?
I am using KDE 3.2.2-8.FC2
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Old 9th October 2004, 06:16 PM
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Did you click File-Save after adding/removing any entries?
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Old 9th October 2004, 06:43 PM
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You can try this:

1) Exit from your user login
2) press CTRL+ALT+F1 to get to a console
3) login as your user
4) ls .config/menus
4a) if this directory does not exist, create it (mkdir -p ./config/menus)
4b) move any files in that directory to a temporary holding spot (mkdir temp; mv .config/menus temp)
5) move any previous application link files (mv .kde/share/applnk* temp)
6) exit and press ALT+F7 to get back into GUI mode

This basically creates a "blank-slate" for your customized menus. This is especially useful if you've done custom KDE menus in previous versions and have kept them around through upgrades.

If you do have previous menu entries, you can look at the files you backed up to create new menu entries. The actual menu entries end up getting stored in .local/share/applications and sub-menus are in .local/share/desktop-directories.

Note that the .config/menus/applications-kmenuedit.menu file is an XML-based file, while the sub-menu and menu entries are "quasi-ini" style. Be careful if you modify any of these files by hand...
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Old 9th October 2004, 07:29 PM
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That worked great. the second I wiped that directory and made a blank directory, I found I can now add entries to the menu.

Thanks Crackers
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I found that simply deleting the .config file in your home directory will fix the problem
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yeah, and crazy too!
of course it is a good idea to back up the file
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