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Re: Opinions welcome: Restructuring the system menus



Stewart Adam wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Just a note before I start, I'm talking mostly about Gnome but this may
> apply to KDE or XFCE users.
> 
> I know alacarte is there for a reason, but I was wondering if others
> agree the system menus could use some restructuring. The generic names
> like 'Movie Player' are great because you can search for programs by
> function but what when 2+ desktop environments are installed? Which
> 'File Brower' am I opening - XFCE, Gnome or KDE's?

SuSE has a quite neat scheme for that.  In KDE at least, dunno about
gnome / others, I'm a KDE fanboy ;)

Menu structure is like this:

-> applications
   -> internet
      -> email             <- GenericName
         -> kmail          <- Name
         -> thunderburd    <- Name

The special trick now is that it doesn't show menus with only one entry.
If you had only one email client installed, the "email" entry changed
from a submenu to a button which started the one installed mailer directly.

cheers,
  Gerd


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