Howto put a "submenu" on the Panel in KDE4

James Tyrer jrtyrer at
Mon Nov 2 08:38:09 GMT 2009

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Sunday 01 November 2009 14:58:54 Dan Johansson wrote:
>> In KDE3 I was having some of the sub-menus from the "Application Menu"
>>  direct accessible from the Panel. I can not figure out how to do this in
>>  KDE4. I can only add the complete Application Menu" to the Panel but not a
>>  sub-menu. Any tips on how to solve this?
> Try using the Lancelot launcher menu in place of kickoff (there's nothing to 
> stop you having both until you see what works best for you).  Then read 
Looking forward to a KickOff Part.

> That should do what you want.
I am having issues with that.  I think this is a bug, but perhaps 
someone knows what the problem is.

I added Lancelot to my desktop.  First issue.  I have:

	X clipboard
	X magnifier

in my favorites.  In KickOff, they have the correct icons.  However, 
with Lancelot, they have the gear icon (application-x-executable).

Second, They work fine with KickOff.  However, they do not work with 
Lancelot.  Instead of opening the application, what opens is KWrite (my 
default editor) with a blank document.  Either "xclipboard.desktop" or 

Third, I tried to drag the sub-subdirectory:

	Utilities -> XUtilities

to the panel.  As soon as I get to the Panel, the mouse pointer changes 
to the (\) and it will not add to the Panel.  So, I tried adding it to 
the desktop.  That worked correctly.

Forth, now that I have the XUtilities sub-subdirectory on the desktop, I 
find that it doesn't work.  When I click a menu item, KWrite opens with 
a blank 'desktop' document as stated above.

In a probably related issue, I tried dragging the two menu entries "X 
Clipboard" & "X Magnifier" from KickOff to my Panel.  The items are 
added to the Panel.  However, they have the gear icon and open KWrite 
and a blank 'desktop' document rather than the application as with Lancelot.

James Tyrer

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