Kickoff Menu Config

Tim Edwards tkedwards at
Tue Aug 2 18:02:36 BST 2011

On Tue, 02 Aug 2011 03:21 -0400, "Eric Griffith" <egriffith92 at>
> Hey guys, I've got 2 hdd's in my laptop and I've been distro jumping
> enough lately that I set the second drive to be "/personal" with
> Documents/Videos/Music/Games etc in there, and then when I install a
> new distro I delete the folders in my /home, go to /personal, drag
> everything back to home and click "link here" It works great and solve
> 99% of my issues. Except one.
> As I mentioned above, I have a games folder where I keep some wine
> based games that I play a lot. And its really to have to everytime I
> install a new distro go into the Kickoff Configuration settings, and
> manually add back to the entries for each game one at a time.
> Really, I guess my question is this; where does KDE keep the config
> files for Kickoff menu? And is there really anyway I could,
> realistically and practically, automate adding the entries back in? I
> don't know how KDE stores the entries so I dont know if a script would
> be appropriate, or if this is just one of those 'bite the bullet and
> do it yourself' situations.
> ~Eric G.~

Entries in the menu that you've added or edited are stored under
~/.local/share/applications/ as .desktop files. I had a similar
situation to you and simply copying those files to the same place on
another laptop worked. 

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