Missing apps on KDE main menu (Gutsy Gibbon)

Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
Mon Apr 7 15:58:55 BST 2008

On Monday 07 April 2008 06:28, kitts wrote:
> 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

Yes I had, and having used various Linux distros with KDE since mid 2003, had 
no idea that these .desktop files were editable. I thought they were just 
launchers for the various apps. Doh.
> 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.

Yes fixed now. Always learning new stuff, and sometimes forgetting to write 
the fixes down in my notebook, as per your telling me to use kdesu in the 
command for the sufilemanager, which I'm sure someone in the past had already 
told me.

Many thanks.

> > Thanks for the reply Kitts.
> Welcome.
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