K Menu Gnome (Debian package)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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This project is officially discontinued. Only kept for the record.

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K Menu with Gnome folder and extra icons for KDE 3.2 or later.

If you install both KDE and Gnome then K Menu will become a mess with overpopulated submenus. Some distributions try to solve this by hiding many Gnome apps in KDE and most KDE apps in Gnome. I do not like that. I want to access Gnome apps in KDE and KDE apps in Gnome. So this is my attempt to both maintain desktop interoperability and unmess the menus.

Why should one install both KDE and Gnome at all? You might be sharing your machine with somebody who prefers the other desktop, or you might be a desktop junky like I am.

Menu Structure

KDE apps are left where they are. GNOME apps are moved into Gnome. Applications that require neither KDE, nor GNOME are moved into $CATEGORY/More.

Installation:

1. Save as kmenu-gnome_1.2.3-1_all.deb
2. dpkg -i kmenu-gnome_1.2.3-1_all.deb


Known Issues

K Menu Gnome only works as expected with an unmodified K Menu. If you have already edited your menu with KMenuEdit or added Windows applications to the menu with Wine/Crossover/Cedega then you should only install K Menu Gnome if you know how to handle menu customization conflicts. Per-user menu customizations are stored in ~/.config/menus.


I am no longer a desktop junky so this is the last release of K Menu Gnome. It was fun while it lasted.
Last changelog:

9 years ago

Release 1.2.3

* Excluded CantorPart from Lost & Found
* Excluded fedora-lxappearance.desktop from Settings
* Emptied Electronics directory in fedora-administration.patch to avoid conflict with FEL electronics-menu
* Updated/added Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Breton, Chhattisgarhi, Crimean Tatar, Dhivehi, Dutch, Galician, Guarani, Hausa, Hindi, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Low Saxon, Marathi, Punjabi, Romanian, Serbian, Sinhalese & Yoruba translations

shutdownthematrix

10 years ago

I signed on kde-look.org only to thank you for this Improvement. A good little idea that solves an annoying small problem.
Thank you very much! :)

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ariszlo

10 years ago

My pleasure.

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mrsniper

10 years ago

ls /etc/xdg/menus/*:
/etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu /etc/xdg/menus/kde4-applications.menu
/etc/xdg/menus/ggz.menu /etc/xdg/menus/kde-applications.menu
/etc/xdg/menus/gnomecc.menu /etc/xdg/menus/kde-information.menu
/etc/xdg/menus/gnome-screensavers.menu /etc/xdg/menus/settings.menu

/etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged:
ggz.merge.menu kmenu-gnome.menu vmware-ace-vms.menu

/etc/xdg/menus/kde4-applications-merged:
kmenu-gnome.menu

/etc/xdg/menus/kde-applications-merged:
kmenu-gnome.menu


ls .config/menus/*:
.config/menus/applications-merged:
cxmenu-cxgames-0.menu cxmenu-cxgames-1ae78e2a-a1b1-4192-b9fb-38c550752ecb.menu

.config/menus/kde4-applications-merged:
cxmenu-cxgames-0.menu cxmenu-cxgames-1ae78e2a-a1b1-4192-b9fb-38c550752ecb.menu

.config/menus/kde-applications-merged:
cxmenu-cxgames-1ae78e2a-a1b1-4192-b9fb-38c550752ecb.menu





Thanks

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ariszlo

10 years ago

There might be a conflict either between /etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged/vmware-ace-vms.menu and kmenu-gnome.menu or between the cxmenu-cxgames-*.menu files and kmenu-gnome.menu

What happens if you rename vmware-ace-vms.menu as vmware-ace-vms.menu.backup and rename all the cxmenu-cxgames-*.menu files as cxmenu-cxgames-*.menu.backup? If you are using KDE4 then you may need to log out and log in again or even reboot to see the change.

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mrsniper

10 years ago

After doing this I have a Gnome folder, but it only has Rythmbox in it and none of my other Gnome apps

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ariszlo

10 years ago

Are they really Gnome apps? GTK apps that don't require Gnome are not considered Gnome apps. E.g Pidgin is neither a KDE app, nor a Gnome app, so you should find it in Internet/More.

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mrsniper

10 years ago

I have Pidgin in internet>more, but nothing else in anything. I am missing things such as GIMP, Firefox, and Audicity just to name a few. They do not show up in any menu or folder in the menus


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ariszlo

10 years ago

Which version of Debian are you using? I tested K Menu Gnome with Etch, Lenny, Squeeze and Sid and could not reproduce your problem.

If uninstalling K Menu Gnome does not help then something else must have hid your apps. This is how you remove K Menu Gnome:

sudo dpkg -r kmenu-gnome
(or
sudo dpkg -r 31031-kmenu-gnome
if you saved it as 31031-kmenu-gnome_0.9.1-1_all.deb)

To make sure, look around in /etc/xdg/menus/*merged and check if any instance of kmenu-gnome.menu is left over after removal. (There should not be any.)

If there is no improvement after removal then clean ~/.config/menus. Don't delete the files in case you might need them later, just move them out somewhere else.

If still no improvement then look around in ~/.local/share/applications. If you find *.desktop files there, open them with a text editor and check if they have lines like this:
NotShowIn=KDE
or this:
OnlyShowIn=GNOME
or this:
NoDisplay=true

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mrsniper

10 years ago

Moving the files out fixed it. Thanks for the help on fixing this issue.

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mrsniper

10 years ago

Hello, after installing this all of my Gnome applications are gone. There is no Gnome folder in any of my start menu categories, and after uninstalling it i don't have them back. What can I do to fix this?


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ariszlo

10 years ago

Could you post the outputs of these two commands, please:

ls /etc/xdg/menus/*
ls .config/menus/*

Note the dot before config.

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MastroPino

10 years ago

Really thanks u fix a problem for all =)

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zenren

11 years ago

big idea

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Pollywog

11 years ago

Thanks for making this. I installed it on my Kubuntu desktop and now I see a Gnome folder with the Gnome apps in it.

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rocknzen

11 years ago

Great little app. I was kind of upset at the mishmash after I installed the kubuntu-desktop but now it's a hell of a lot easier to navigate through.

Many Thanks

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warezmen

11 years ago

Works graeats in my Kde 4.1

Debian sources???

I need add this tweak to mi debian repo

deb http://amarok2deb.co.cc/debian unstable main

I can add your package???

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ariszlo

11 years ago

Yes, sure. The source tarball is here:
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=31025
Run ./make-debian-package.sh to make a Debian package.

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snotter

11 years ago

great little app....i use gnome-menu-extended on my desktop running ubuntu. But now what do i do......on my laptop im running opensuse10.3. This would be great if we just had an rpm to install this app. Do you have anything planned for an rpm, and suse users?

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ariszlo

11 years ago

SUSE's KDE menu is so different from KDE's upstream menu that supporting it would require too much customization of the kmenu-gnome.menu config file of this package. Since the time I can spend on this project is limited, a volunteer SUSE packager is more than welcome.

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AbsintheSyringe

11 years ago

I love it, as well as your "Debian Menu Icons" these two simply kick ass.

However, I'm planning to move to KDE4, so what's the situation with "K menu Gnome" and "Debian Menu Icons" on KDE4?

I really don't wanna be on KDE without these :)

Keep up the good work.

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ariszlo

11 years ago

Both are on my todo list but I am too busy at work this January so do not expect a release until February or March.

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Cyan

12 years ago

Hi. Will this work with Kbfx too? Thanks

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ariszlo

12 years ago

Yes.

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danf1979

12 years ago

I'm using debian lenny, and I have installed kmenu-gnome_0.6.6-1_all.deb. I have installed some gnome apps, but one of two things happens:

1) The application is found on the "Debian" menu only

2) The application is found on the KDE usual "More applications" submenu.

This is the case of, for example, gtodo (More applications submenu), and file-roller (Debian menu only).

Is this package mantained?

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ariszlo

12 years ago

Thanks for your comment. K Menu Gnome detects GNOME apps by the Categories fields in their *.desktop files. gTodo does not list GNOME in the Categories field of gtodo.desktop so it has to be manually moved into Gnome, which I will do in the next release.

As for File Roller, it is listed as Archive Manager (Gestor de archivos comprimidos) in Gnome/Accessories. Applications may be listed under different names in the K Menu and the Debian Menu. KDE takes the menu entries from /usr/share/applications (and its subdirectories) while the Debian Menu uses /var/lib/menu-xdg/applications/menu-xdg.

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9 years ago

Release 1.2.3

* Excluded CantorPart from Lost & Found
* Excluded fedora-lxappearance.desktop from Settings
* Emptied Electronics directory in fedora-administration.patch to avoid conflict with FEL electronics-menu
* Updated/added Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Breton, Chhattisgarhi, Crimean Tatar, Dhivehi, Dutch, Galician, Guarani, Hausa, Hindi, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Low Saxon, Marathi, Punjabi, Romanian, Serbian, Sinhalese & Yoruba translations

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