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#1 2013-03-09 11:53:19

Registered: 2013-02-10
Posts: 55

Accidentally deleted an entry from one of the system-wide menus

Hi there,

I accidentally deleted the "vlc" media player from the "Multimedia" menu and now I'm trying to get it back.
Of course, I can create a new entry for vlc (that's my workaround for now), but this creates a seperate .desktop file in my .local/share/applications/ and a single-entry "Multimedia" menu in .config/menus/xfce-applications.menu that seems to be combined with the system-wide menu.

I would prefer re-including the original /usr/share/applications/vlc.desktop for two reasons:

  • My mime associations are set to vlc.desktop and not to alacarte-made-12.desktop and I do not want to edit them completely. Renaming alacarte-made-12.desktop to vlc.desktop and adjusting the reference in .config/menus/xfce-applications.menu did not work.

  • I want to learn how the menus work.

However, I did not find any place where the contents of the "Multimedia" menu are listed or where vlc.desktop is excluded.

Can anyone give me some hints where to search ?

Thanks and Regards,


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