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Month: April 2012

Is TDEDIRS broken?

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 12:54:21 -0700 (PDT)
I notice files installed in my additional TDEDIRS directory are being ignored. Would somebody else confirm this behavior?

My additional directory is placed first in the TDEDIRS variable string:


I noticed this behavior a while ago because various mimetypes were not working as I reconfigured. Yesterday investigated further. I have Xfce installed on this system. I seldom use Xfce and even then only for comparative purposes. Yet yesterday, having "Mousepad" in my Konqueror popup menu for text editors finally rankled me. I copied the desktop file from /usr/share/applications to /usr/local/tde-mods/share/applications.

In the mousepad.desktop file I added OnlyShowIn=XFCE;. I restarted the session and Mousepad remained in the popup menu.

Curious, I edited the desktop file in /usr/share/applications, restarted the session, and Mousepad no longer populated the popup menu.

Therefore TDE is recognizing the OnlyShowIn directive, but not those in my secondary TDEDIRS directory.

Seems something is awry with using TDEDIRS. At this point I don't know whether the problem is me or the code.

This same process works as expected in my KDE3 setup, (albeit using KDEDIRS).

I appreciate further insight and help.