modifying kde's right click menu

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Sun Jan 29 22:54:25 GMT 2006

On Sunday 29 January 2006 23:44, John wrote:
> I'm not too sure about anything in this area but I expected kde to provide
> the gui for all it's base applications including menu's. If so I would
> expect a script somewhere that sets the right click menu options.

The context menu, or rather the actions in it are created in code.
The structure can be hardcoded or read from a XML based description file (in 
KDE developer terminology an XMLGUI file)

The open with is, I am almost certain about it, automatically constructed by 
KDE depending on the file's MIME type.
However I don't know if it is the list of applications associated with that 
file type as viewers (not embedded viewers, those are for showing the content 
inside the host application) or if it depends on the list of MIME types 
listed in each program's .desktop file

> with them as some of the .desktop file launch perfectly. The free desktop
> org has specs for user modifiable menu's but I haven't waded though that
> yet other than seen that only gnome and a bit of suse have a dir called
> menu.

That's about the application menu, which KDE implements in the K menu.


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: (German),
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