Help on .desktop files for oxygen

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Thu Apr 28 11:00:52 BST 2011

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Hugo Pereira Da Costa
<hugo at> wrote:
> Le 04/28/2011 10:45 AM, Harald Sitter a écrit :
>> On Thursday 28 April 2011 09:26:52 Hugo Pereira Da Costa wrote:
>>> For 4.7 I'd like to make this advanced tool available via kde' launcher
>>> menu.
>>> Good idea ? Bad idea ? Objections ?
>> Personally I do not think if they are of genuine use, the options should
>> be in
>> SystemSettings; having a second application that manages system settings,
>> even
>> at smaller scope, seems confusing to me.

System Settings has inbuilt support for launching external
applications, which you can use to integrate your application into it
whilst having to make no changes. You can find an example *.desktop
file in kde-workspace/systemsettings/examples/

Ben Cooksley
System Settings Maintainer

> Hi again,
> sorry for the noise.
> Alternatively the whole thing could be its own entry accessible in one of
> the cathegories (to be decided) of systemsettings main page. Is that what
> you had in mind ? (though this would require some work since right now it is
> not of kcmshell type).

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