[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#530684: xfdesktop4: custom menu does not work

arne anka debian at ginguppin.de
Tue May 26 22:37:14 UTC 2009

Package: xfdesktop4
Version: 4.6.1-1
Severity: normal

i tried to create a custom menu file according to
> http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu
but the only entries showing up were those of xfce (ie thunar, run as
.... and so forth), all other desktop files, being in
/usr/share/applications/ or ~/.local/share/applications/ are ignored.
i even created a desktop file with that exo-desktop-item-edit, but to no
simplest case is to add a single line
and a 
in the <Layout> section. the separator will be displayed, the entry for
the navit.desktop will not. navit.desktop exists in both
/usr/share/applications/ and ~/.local/share/applications/.

sadly enough, xfdesktop4 does not care to give any kind of error
message, neither when opening the menu nor in ~/.xsession-errors, so i
am unable to determine, what exactly goes on.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: armel

Kernel: Linux debian-gta02 2.6.28-20090105.git69b2aa26 (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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