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#1 2017-09-07 15:25:35

Friedrich
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Sorting menu entries in xfce menu alphabetically

Hi,

i'm usng the old xfce men, not the whisky menu. i want to sort the entries alphabetically but i can't find any setting for that. is this possible?

in whisker menu the entries are sorted correct, but i don't like the look of the menu. can i change the look into the look of the old menu? so that the window when i move the mouse over settings (or any other point) with the subpoints is as large as necessary. i don't like scrolling in the menu. i hope its clear what i mean.

friedrich

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#2 2017-09-07 16:32:54

sixsixfive
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Re: Sorting menu entries in xfce menu alphabetically

not really sure if it works but have you tried to edit the default menu file(/etc/xdg/menus/xfce-applications.menu) ?


$ aptitude why gnome   
Unable to find a reason to install gnome.

regards, ssf

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#3 2017-09-10 19:24:15

Friedrich
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Re: Sorting menu entries in xfce menu alphabetically

this isn't a list of all menu entries, its to short. what is this file for?

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#4 2017-09-10 20:42:30

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Re: Sorting menu entries in xfce menu alphabetically

this file is your menu

eg:

    <Menu>
        <Name>System</Name>
        <Directory>xfce-system.directory</Directory>
        <Include>
            <Or>
                <Category>Emulator</Category>
                <Category>System</Category>
            </Or>
        </Include>
        <Exclude>
            <Or>
                <Filename>xfce4-session-logout.desktop</Filename>
            </Or>
        </Exclude>
    </Menu>

thats the System submenu and it will incude all *.desktop files that are in the Emulator or System category 

eg the thunar desktop entry:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Thunar File Manager
...
Name[zh_TW]=Thunar 檔案管理員
Comment=Browse the filesystem with the file manager
...
Comment[zh_TW]=使用檔案管理員瀏覽檔案系統
GenericName=File Manager
...
GenericName[zh_TW]=檔案管理員
Exec=thunar %F
Icon=Thunar
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
Type=Application
Categories=System;Utility;Core;GTK;FileTools;FileManager;

is part of the System category so it is displayed here. xfce4-session-logout.desktop is also a part but it ill be hidden


also could you more explain wht you mean?

here is everything sorted.

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Last edited by sixsixfive (2017-09-10 20:48:08)


$ aptitude why gnome   
Unable to find a reason to install gnome.

regards, ssf

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#5 2017-09-11 09:05:34

Friedrich
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Re: Sorting menu entries in xfce menu alphabetically

this is the multimedia menu on my xubuntu. the tools audicious to xburn are sorted correctly but then the sorting starts from a again (bdsupedit - subtitleedit + acteoneiso - soundkonverter).

in the files you've posted i can't see any option to sort the menu entries.

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Last edited by Friedrich (2017-09-11 09:06:37)

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#6 2017-09-11 09:13:54

sixsixfive
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Re: Sorting menu entries in xfce menu alphabetically

Ah, i guess all of your wrong entries are KDE4 applications? and their desktop files are under /usr/share/applications/kde4? move them up to /usr/share/applications that should fix you issue. Also its probably a bug in xfce so feel free to report it.

Last edited by sixsixfive (2017-09-11 09:14:25)


$ aptitude why gnome   
Unable to find a reason to install gnome.

regards, ssf

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#7 2017-09-11 19:07:53

Friedrich
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Re: Sorting menu entries in xfce menu alphabetically

in the multimedia menu it looks like i've 3 "sort groups" (that means the sorting starts from a 3 times). coping the destop files from the kde4 subfolder to /usr/share/applications fixes the "third sort group". but they are still in the wrong ordner. this is the menu looks now:

bild18.png

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#8 2017-09-11 23:51:06

sixsixfive
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Re: Sorting menu entries in xfce menu alphabetically

hm thas weird did you try the update-menus command? also could it be that these lauchers are located on a different prefix? eg /usr/local/share/applications? or you local $HOME/.local/share/applications?


$ aptitude why gnome   
Unable to find a reason to install gnome.

regards, ssf

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#9 2017-09-22 11:11:57

Friedrich
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Re: Sorting menu entries in xfce menu alphabetically

did you try the update-menus command?

How can i do this?

No, all launchers are located on /usr/share/applications. Also when i copy one of the launchers that are sort correctly and only change the name, the copy isn't sorted correctly. lets i create a copy of "audacious.desktop" and only change the name (not the name of the file, the same that is shown in the xfce menu) to audacious-copy, the new menu entry is shown not in the correct sort order.

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#10 2017-09-25 08:28:34

Friedrich
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Re: Sorting menu entries in xfce menu alphabetically

Seems this doesn't work with the classic menu, but it works with whisker menu. but i don't like the look. can i change the look of the whisjer menu so that it looks like the classic menu?

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