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HOWTO_Editing_FreeDesktop_Menus


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Introducion

You know the menu that's shown if you start the kde-menu, gnome-menu, xfce-menu or something else. There's no real name for this kind of menu (it's also often called "root-menu"), but the menu is saved in a Freedesktop-Standard.

Where are the files saved?

The menus are made out of a "Main file" (.menu file). The file is written in XML, and it contains a kind of links to the Applications (.desktop files).

The Main file detailing system-wide default menu structure might be located in one of the followings directorys:

System-wide Menu entries (.desktop files) are stored in many places, for example:

Or search for the files: find / -iname *.desktop


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