Missing apps on KDE main menu (Gutsy Gibbon)

kitts kitts.mailinglists at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 05:28:05 BST 2008

On Monday 07 April 2008 02:15:31 Nigel Henry wrote:
> > > If I go to /usr/share/applications/kde, I can drag konquerorsu to the
> > > desktop, but it won't copy to the actual desktop. It does show up
> > > though in the /home/user/desktop directory, and clicking on it, it
> > > brings up the box asking for password, and upon entering the password
> > > opens up the superuser version of konquerors filemanager.
> > >
> > > I've tried various incantations of creating a link to application for
> > > it, but with no success.
> >
> > if you have the corresponding .desktop file inside
> > /usr/share/applications/kde and yet it does not show up in the menu, edit
> > the corresponding .desktop file and ensure that the line "NoDisplay=true"
> > is not set or is set to "false".
> Where exactly should I
>  find the file that has the line "NoDisplay=true"?

Sorry i assumed you already found your way to the 
file /usr/share/applications/kde/konquerorsu.desktop

As you can see, the folder above would contain many files but entries for them 
do not show up in the kmenu. This is because the file does not want to be 
found. If you want to change this you can edit the corresponding .desktop 
file (konquerorsu.desktop in your case) and edit it with any text editor like 
kate (yes, .desktop files are plan text files). In these files you would find 
a line like "NoDisplay=true". Delete this line and this new entry should 
appear in the menu.

> I'm still a bit confused as to why KDE's main menu, and it's sub menu's
> arn't showing all the installed KDE apps.
> For example. I installed kdepim, but kmail isn't in the Internet
> subdirectory. Perhaps this is just a Ubuntu/Kubuntu problem though, as on
> other distros I have no such problems.

As mentioned above, the default settings for these applications says they 
should not be seen. This is likely to be a kubuntu thing.

> Thanks for the reply Kitts.
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