Re: KDE Menus - How the heck do they work? ...They don't!
From: Andrew Schulman (andrex_at_deadspam.com)
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 15:21:43 -0400
> I just installed OpenOffice 1.1.3 on my computer. That was great, but
> in the KDE menu (you know, the thing on the lower left, like Windows
> "Start" menu?) still shows OpenOffice 1.1.1.
> I tried using "KMenuEdit" to fix this, but it seems this program is
> broken. Nothing I do in this program effects what is shown in the
> menu. Like many things in Linux, this is typical, so I am fine with
> just editing a raw text file to change my menus. But for the life of
> me, I CAN NOT figure out where the hell KDE stores the menu
> information! There has got to be an "rc" or "dot" file around
> SOMEWHERE that has the menu settings, but I can't find it, and there
> seems to be no documentation about it anywhere! All I can find is how
> to change settings OF THE KMENUEDIT *PROGRAM*. Who the %*$#&! cares
> about that!?
Yeah, KMenuEdit and the menus in general suck. I have entries that will
never go away from my menus, no matter how many times I delete them.
- all of the settings are somewhere in ~/.kde ;
- except that some menu customizations are in ~/.local ; and
- grep -r is your friend.
Knowing these things, you should always be able to find the files you
need to edit.
> I also need to find out how to edit the "file associations", as when I
> right-click on a file in Konqueror and select "open with" it gives me
> 5 different versions of OpenOffice.
It's in the Settings in Konqueror-- its own category, "File
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