[kde-linux] Problem with menu .desktop file paths
kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Mon Feb 25 11:39:55 UTC 2008
On Monday 25 February 2008, Murray Trainer wrote:
> I am using KDE 3.5.8 on Kubuntu 7.10. I want to modify the path that is
> used to find .desktop files that populate my KDE menu file. I
> want /usr/local/share/applications/ to be searched
> before /usr/share/applications/ as the current setup below is causing me
> problems with missing menu entries.
> kde-config --path xdgdata-apps
> I have tried various things in /etc/kderc without success. Can anyone
> suggest a solution?
The ordering of the non-user directories is controlled by the environment
If unset or empty it defaults to /usr/local/share:/usr/share
Since yours is the other way around, it seems to be set somewhere to
It needs to be set differently (or unset) in the environment the startkde
script runs in.
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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