Still trying for "legacy-only" menus

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Tue Aug 10 06:42:56 BST 2004

Bryan K. Wright wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 	I'm still looking for a way to have "legacy-only" menus
> under KDE 3.2.2 on Fedora Core 2.  That is, I'd like to drop a 
> legacy menu tree into /etc/X11/applnk and have that be the ONLY 
> source for menus.  I've tried using an file 
> like this:
> <!DOCTYPE Menu PUBLIC "-//freedesktop//DTD Menu 1.0//EN"
>  "">
> <Menu>
>   <Name>Applications</Name>
>   <LegacyDir>/etc/X11/applnk</LegacyDir>
> </Menu>
> but it only results in an empty menu.  (The tree under applnk contains
> *.desktop and .directory files that work with KDE 2.2.2.)
Where did you put this file?

If you use that file (which is correct AFAIK except for the name) as:


This will add your legacy menus.  IIUC, that isn't what you want.  You want to 
get rid of the non-legacy menus as well.

You are also going to need have something else for:


Exactly how much, I'm not sure but I would start by trying this:

	<!-- Search the default locations -->
		<Merge type="menus"/>
		<Merge type="files"/>
		<Merge type="menus"/>
		<Merge type="files"/>


Some of this might not be needed.

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