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#1 2008-10-26 15:18:11

RedWagon
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Registered: 2008-10-26
Posts: 2

Create catagories and move specific items to them.

I'm putting shortcuts in my start menu for my favorite TV shows but can't get them to show up under Multimedia, they will only go under Other. Here is a sample .desktop file:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=South Park
Exec=firefox www.southparkstudios.com
Type=Application
Catagory=AudioVideo;Video;Player;

I'd really like to be able to make my own categories, but Multimedia would work just as well.

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#2 2008-10-26 17:00:21

herd
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From: Germany
Registered: 2006-05-18
Posts: 143
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Re: Create catagories and move specific items to them.

Should work if you spell 'Category' correctly.

hth,

herd

Edit: To create your own categories:

cp /etc/xdg/xfce4/desktop/xfce-registered-categories.xml .config/xfce4/desktop/
gedit .config/xfce4/desktop/xfce-registered-categories.xml

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#3 2008-10-26 22:32:56

eriefisher
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Registered: 2008-10-25
Posts: 51

Re: Create catagories and move specific items to them.

One thing I have learned since using Linux is to always check spelling and syntax. At the end of the day there is a test.

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#4 2008-10-27 01:23:11

RedWagon
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Registered: 2008-10-26
Posts: 2

Re: Create catagories and move specific items to them.

Still doesn't work.  I fixed catEgory, logged out and logged back in and it is still in Other.  I took the category names from some other program in Multimedia.  Here is that file:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Life
Exec=firefox www.hulu.com/life
Type=Application
Category=AudioVideo;Video;Player;

I also tried making my own category with

        <category name="TVshows" replace="TV Shows" />
</xfce-registered-categories>

at the end of ~/.config/xfce4/desktop/xfce-registered-categories.xml and updated South Park to

[Desktop Entry]
Name=South Park
icon=~/.icons/SouthPark.ico
Exec=firefox www.southparkstudios.com
Type=Application
Category=TVshows;

but South Park stays in Other and there is no TV Shows in my menu.  Also something is wrong with the icon, but I'm not too worried about that now.

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#5 2008-10-27 12:39:18

eriefisher
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Registered: 2008-10-25
Posts: 51

Re: Create catagories and move specific items to them.

Change Category to Categories. Also .ico is not a valid format. Use the gimp or gthumb to convert it to .png.

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