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proper way to remove menu entries from uninstalled SFS?
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torgo

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2013, 13:03    Post subject:  proper way to remove menu entries from uninstalled SFS?  

I've been making SFS files from pets, debs, etc. lately, and I usually load and run them to make sure the .desktop files work. But when I unload the SFS, the programs still have entries in the menu - even after rebooting.

I'm using Precise 5.5.

I figured I better check before I go wild editing menu files or configuration files... is there a proper way to get rid of them or to make sure they go away automatically once the SFS is no longer being loaded?




I'm also finding that sometimes the menu entry won't run the programs, even when clicking the .desktop file in /usr/share/applications works perfectly. Has anyone else run into this?
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dancytron

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2013, 13:06    Post subject:  

Run "fixmenus" from the console and see if that refreshes it.
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torgo

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2013, 23:43    Post subject:  

Thanks - after rebooting, the extraneous listings were gone. That took care of it.


I think I also figured out why some of the menu entries don't work when the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications work just fine.

The menu system reads the icon and the executable lines from the .desktop files, but if there's a path statement in the .desktop, it gets ignored. So the menu entry won't work for any program with a path statement in .desktop.

That's going to make for a few tricky work-arounds.
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