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howto:customize-menu [2013/12/03 21:25]
ammo [Unanswered]
howto:customize-menu [2019/03/27 22:01] (current)
blueberrybrownie [Hide menu entries] revised popup
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 This page describes how to customize the menu, using Xfdesktop **4.5 or higher**. ​ For earlier versions you can use the libxfce4menu GUI. This page describes how to customize the menu, using Xfdesktop **4.5 or higher**. ​ For earlier versions you can use the libxfce4menu GUI.
  
-A GNU-licensed graphical menu editor for LXDE, [[http://​lxmed.sourceforge.net|LXMenuEditor]],​ also works for XFCE, as of XFCE 4.8.0 and LXMenuEditor 20110523.+A GNU-licensed graphical menu editor for LXDE, [[http://​lxmed.sourceforge.net|LXMenuEditor]],​ also works for Xfce, as of Xfce 4.8.0 and LXMenuEditor 20110523. [[https://​launchpad.net/​menulibre|MenuLibre]] is another freedesktop.org standard-compliant editor that works well with Xfce.
  
 ===== What xfdesktop installs ===== ===== What xfdesktop installs =====
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 If you want to hide menu entries from all menus, copy their .desktop files and edit them to add a ''​NoDisplay=true''​ line. If you want to hide menu entries from all menus, copy their .desktop files and edit them to add a ''​NoDisplay=true''​ line.
  
->> {{wiki:​warning.png}} +<note tip>As explained[[http://​standards.freedesktop.org/​desktop-entry-spec/​latest/​ar01s05.html| here]], ''​NoDisplay=true''​ will hide the application from the menu but the mime type associations will still be available. ''​Hidden=true''​ is equivalent to deleting the file.</​note>​
->> As explained[[http://​standards.freedesktop.org/​desktop-entry-spec/​latest/​ar01s05.html|here]],​ ''​NoDisplay=true''​ will hide the application from the menu but the mime type associations will still be available. ''​Hidden=true''​ is equivalent to deleting the file. +
 ===== Hide only root entries ===== ===== Hide only root entries =====
 If you only want to remove menu items from the root menu only, copy their .desktop files and edit them to remove Category X-Xfce-Toplevel. If you only want to remove menu items from the root menu only, copy their .desktop files and edit them to remove Category X-Xfce-Toplevel.
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 View /​usr/​share/​applications,​ ~/​.local/​share/​applications,​ etc. with Thunar. You should see a plain .desktop file listed for the blank entry, between the clickable icons with fancy names. View /​usr/​share/​applications,​ ~/​.local/​share/​applications,​ etc. with Thunar. You should see a plain .desktop file listed for the blank entry, between the clickable icons with fancy names.
   * I run Jaunty and need to make the menu to be multi-level,​ which, in previous versions I believe, could be achieved by editing '///​etc/​X11/​xdg/​xfce4/​desktop/​menu.xml//'​ and replace //​style="​simple"//​ with //​style="​multilevel"//​ in the //<​include>//​. How do I do this in Jaunty? I need this because I have certain applications under Wine which have very many start-menu entries and they are all merged into one menulevel, which is really annoying to navigate thru. Please help ...   * I run Jaunty and need to make the menu to be multi-level,​ which, in previous versions I believe, could be achieved by editing '///​etc/​X11/​xdg/​xfce4/​desktop/​menu.xml//'​ and replace //​style="​simple"//​ with //​style="​multilevel"//​ in the //<​include>//​. How do I do this in Jaunty? I need this because I have certain applications under Wine which have very many start-menu entries and they are all merged into one menulevel, which is really annoying to navigate thru. Please help ...
-See the part above about using Categories to create sub-menu'​sWhen for example '​Categories=Game;​ArcadeGame;'​ is placed in the .desktop files for certain games, they will be grouped when the amount of these games installed is more than a handful.+See http://​forums.opensuse.org/​english/​get-technical-help-here/​applications/​477258-flat-menu-xfce.html