Adding a folder to System Menu applet from KDE Task Panel

February 18, 2007

I found it frustrating not being able to add a folder to System Menu in KDE by just right-clicking or through the KDEMenu Editor. After some search, in fact the folders you see in this menu are located in /usr/share/apps/systemview/. To add one you’ll need to :
mkdir ~/.kde/share/apps/systemview/
And copy an existing .desktop, for example media.desktop
cp /usr/share/apps/systemview/media.desktop \

Then just edit the newly created somestuff.desktop by changing Name= and Path= to point on the folder.
On next login to your session it will appear!

New System Menu View


  1. Ich besichtige deinen Aufstellungsort wieder bald fur sicheres!

  2. you could also type `dcop kicker kicker restart` to have the systemview re-read

  3. […] to both this post and this thread – Although neither gave me the instructions in the clearest or most detailed manner […]

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