gnome tools not shown in kde menu

Asked by Wolfgang Lorenz on 2009-08-25

Recently, I've installed Kubuntu, since my default desktop is KDE. Nevertheless, there are some tools from the GNOME desktop, that I feel more familiar with, and which I added to my installation. For example Synaptic, gcalctool and ekiga. After installation, I've noticed, that some tools aren't appearing in the KDE menu. The reason for this is the usage of "OnlyShowIn" and "NotShownIn" in the .desktop files.

So, the file /usr/share/applications/ekiga.desktop contains the line
    OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Mobile
and the file /usr/share/applications/gcalctool.desktop contains
    NotShownIn=KDE;

Of course, I could just go on and remove the offending lines from those files - which I did - , but wouldn't it be better if installed programs would appear in all desktop environment menus in the first place? To keep the menus clean, programs that don't belong to the running environment could be grouped in a single menu folder, as shown in "K Menu Gnome" ( http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/K+Menu+Gnome+(source)?content=31025 ).

Greetings,
  Wolfgang

Edit: typo

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2009-08-26
Tom (tom6) said : #1

HI :)

Kubuntu has Adept instead of Synaptic
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware#for%20Kubuntu%20:%20Adept

I think you can edit the menu's more easily by just right-click on the equivalent of the "Start" button that Windows uses to shut the machine down (always makes me laugh that, the one thing the Windows "Start" button doesn't do is start the machine - although it can shut it down rofls) and access programs.

Kde is quite a bit different from Gnome and it might be better to try to get used to using the KDE equivalents of things but adding in Gnome-panel and stuff is probably not such a bad plan if you prefer the Gnomic ways ;)

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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