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#1 2023-04-16 14:37:09

xfce4user
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Registered: 2023-04-16
Posts: 1

Help with XFCE4 Menu

Hi.

I have created a menu in /usr/share/menus/xfce4.menu with the following content:

<Menu>
    <Name>Parent</Name>
    <DefaultAppDirs />
    <Menu>
        <Name>Work</Name>
        <Include>
        <Filename>libreoffice.desktop</Filename>
        <Filename>vscode.desktop</Filename>
        <Filename>opengraph.desktop</Filename>
        </Include>
    </Menu>
    <Menu>
        <Name>Machine control</Name>
        <Include>
        <Filename>virt-manager.desktop</Filename>
        <Filename>systemd-gui.desktop</Filename>
        <Filename>controlpanel.desktop</Filename>
        </Include>
    </Menu>
    <Layout>
        <Menuname>Work</Menuname>
        <Menuname>Machine control</Menuname>
    </Layout>
</Menu>

It does the job and doesn't give any problems, but I don't know how to make the "Work" and "Machine control" sections show an icon chosen by me.

Please help.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by xfce4user (2023-04-16 14:37:36)

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#2 2023-04-16 19:53:45

ToZ
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From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 10,992

Re: Help with XFCE4 Menu

Hello and welcome.

After your Work <Name> line, you need to add:

<Directory>Work.directory</Directory>

and after Machine Control:

<Directory>MachineControl.directory</Directory>

Then you need to create the Work.directory and MachineControl.directory files in ~/.local/share/desktop-directories (create the folder if it doesn't exist) using the following pattern:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=NAME
Comment=COMMENT
Type=Directory
Icon=applications-accessories

...and change the NAME, COMMENT lines as well as specify an icon to use on the Icon line.

Ref: https://specifications.freedesktop.org/ … c-1.0.html


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