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Unscrambling xfce's mismanagement of Puppy Categories
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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Jul 2017, 20:14    Post subject:  Unscrambling xfce's mismanagement of Puppy Categories  

Hi All,

While trying to get Whisker-menu under xfce4-panel to play nice with Puppies, I kept finding that applications built for Puppy rarely showed up in categories where I'd expect them. Many were assigned to "Other". When I set out to construct xfce4-panel to work with LxPup64 I notice applications appeared in a "proper" Category. So I examined what peebee did and copied his technique. Essentially, that involved writing a file named xfce-applications.menu in which all the various subcategories used in creating applications for Puppy are assigned to their parent categories. You'll find it here: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/ddv1v7a96n43i/xfce-panel.

Download it and copy it into either /etc/xdg/menus and/or /root/.config/menus after changing the name of any existing xfce-applications.menu to old- xfce-applications.menu [just in case you have to revert].You may have to create the /root/.config/menus folder. A restart is necessary. The files in .config are supposed to take precedence over those in /etc. But, you never know. [The many arguments following Include in each Category specification may be ‘overkill’. Written –cut & paste from pre-existing files-- while TV was running in the background. I hadn’t analyzed why all existed for LxPup. Figured better safe than sorry. As this is a text file and does what I want, I don’t feel compelled to experiment. You can if you want.]

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug 2017, 22:26    Post subject:  

Nice Mike, I just discovered this myself last week trying to work out why the categories weren't playing nice. Wish I saw this earlier, but thanks for posting, hopefully will help someone else trying to follow the XFCE in Puppy debugging bunny trail
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