Some .desktop files don't have OnlyShowIn=KDE

Taj Morton taj-kde at
Fri Oct 22 16:31:09 BST 2004

Hi All,
I've been doing some work with Autopackage <>, 
and found some bugs in .desktop file handeling with menus. Some (most?) 
are not valid with the fdo menu-spec (used desktop-file-validate). Most 
are missing the ; at the end of Categories, and Terminal is set to 0, 
instead of false.

But...the real problem is this:

Without the KDE entry, .desktop files with Core don't show up in the 
root menu. That's not compliant with the fdo spec... Actually, the 
OnlyShowIn key should be used (OnlyShowIn=KDE) and Categories=Core;. 
(Gnome does this). Is there some reason which I'm not aware of for this 

Keep up the good work!

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