kde menu entries

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Mar 31 02:48:39 BST 2005

> I installed Mozilla FireFox on my Gentoo system. It
> installed: 
> /usr/share/applications/mozillafirefox.desktop 
> /usr/share/pixmaps/firefox-icon.png 
> The desktop file shows: 
> cat /usr/share/applications/mozillafirefox.desktop 
> [Desktop Entry] 
> Name=Mozilla Firefox 
> Comment=Web Browser 
> Exec=/usr/bin/firefox %U 
> Icon=firefox-icon.png 
> Terminal=false 
> Type=Application 
> Categories=Application;Network; 
> I do see firefox in "Internet" menu, but there is no
> icon. Why is that? 
> Is KDE 3.3.2 looking somewhere else for the icon? Why
> would they put it in /usr/share/pixmaps??

It is probably because KDE is not installed with $KDEDIR=/usr.

If that is the case, you either need to make a link or add it to the 
environment variable $KDEDIRS.  Or, you can simply copy the icon to: 

Or, it is possible that the icon will not appear till you restart KDE.

Note that /usr/share/pixmaps conforms to the XDG standards and KDE does 
look in: $KDEDIR/share/pixmaps for icons.

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