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#1 2010-03-26 07:14:52

iaZvpp8
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Registered: 2010-03-24
Posts: 12

Xfce menu will not execute

i attempted to customize my xfce menu. made only one entry in the xfce-applications.menu for "editors"

i used this wiki as a guide:     http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu

when i tick either "Use default desktop menu file" or "Use custom menu file" the menu doesn't pop up anymore.

when someone has a moment to toss in a few ideas for me to try besides what i'm attempting to backtrack on i'd appreciate it.

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#2 2010-03-26 07:28:26

iaZvpp8
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Registered: 2010-03-24
Posts: 12

Re: Xfce menu will not execute

when i exectute,  '/usr/bin/xfce4-appfinder'

i'm returned, "Could not load system menu"

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#3 2010-03-26 16:28:17

s0ulslack
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From: Idaho
Registered: 2005-12-25
Posts: 291

Re: Xfce menu will not execute

Distro and other info?  Sounds like xfdesktop might be missing some options

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#4 2010-03-27 08:27:43

iaZvpp8
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Registered: 2010-03-24
Posts: 12

Re: Xfce menu will not execute

#--------------------------------------------------------------------
distro:       fedora 12
kernel:      2.6.32.9-70
xfdesktop: 4.6.1
Xfce:        4.6.1
#--------------------------------------------------------------------

#i had set these in .bash_profile when attempting to customize the Xfce menu

XDG_CACHE_HOME=/home/user/.cache
XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=/home/user/.config/xdg:/etc/xdg
XDG_CONFIG_HOME=/home/user/.config
XDG_DATA_DIRS=/home/user/.local/share:/usr/local/share:/usr/share
XDG_DATA_HOME=/home/user/.local/share/applications


#the problem & fix:  this environment var
   XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=/home/user/.config/xdg:/etc/xdg

#re-edited it to search /etc/xdg first and my menu is back
   XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=/etc/xdg:/home/user/.config/xdg

#--------------------------------------------------------------------
   
when attempting to customize my xfce menu i put my home 'xdg' dir first. that
didn't work.

back to reading that web wiki on customizing the menu and try again.


thanks, you got me thinking about that, and now the menu is back

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#5 2010-03-27 16:26:31

etnlWings
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Registered: 2007-10-30
Posts: 218

Re: Xfce menu will not execute

Do the following:

mv $HOME/.config/menus/xfce-applications.menu $HOME/.config/menus/xfce-applications.menu_bkp
cp /etc/xdg/menus/xfce-applications.menu $HOME/.config/menus/xfce-applications.menu

Then log out and back in again. If your menu is working, it means you didn't customise it correctly and the relevant xfce modules couldn't parse your broken menu file.

If your menu is still broken after doing this, then we've ruled out at least one possibility.

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#6 2010-03-28 22:19:29

iaZvpp8
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Registered: 2010-03-24
Posts: 12

Re: Xfce menu will not execute

the menu still works after executing those commands, then ticking "use custom menu file:" from the properties dialog, and then running 'xfdesktop -reload'.

i'll now edit a small change on that copied xfce-applications.menu file per the wiki and see if i  can get a custom sub-group for my pic apps.

thx

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#7 2010-03-28 22:39:24

iaZvpp8
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Registered: 2010-03-24
Posts: 12

Re: Xfce menu will not execute

curious, though probably answered many times prior,

when the xfce menu profile is set to "/etc/xdg/menus/xfce-applications.menu" the menu group "Other" is displayed, though when the xfce menu profile is set to "$HOME/.config/menus/xfce-applications.menu" the group "Other" is not displayed.

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