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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 \
~/.kde/share/apps/systemview/somestuff.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

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3 comments

  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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