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Bug 86057 - User-customizable KDE menus impossible
Summary: User-customizable KDE menus impossible
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-13 10:23 UTC by Peter Åstrand
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-04-03 12:59:13 UTC

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Description Peter Åstrand 2003-03-13 10:23:16 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0rc1) Gecko/20020417

Description of problem:
In 8.0, it's not possible to customize the KDE menu on a user basis. Eg, I want
different menus for different users. Basically, I want to have a very minimal
menu for some users. I've tried:

1) Using the KDE menu editor, and selecting "Hide" on the system menus. This
creates empty folders in ~/.kde/share/applnk-redhat. But after login, I still
get all menus. This method worked in 7.3. 

2) Creating a new menu hierarchy below /usr/local/kde, and setting
KDEDIRS=/usr/local/kde. Under /usr/local/kde, I've created
share/applnk-redhat/Accessories/.directory with:

[Desktop Entry]

This doesn't help either; /var/lib/menu will *still* override this. 

3) Using permissions. With 7.3, it was possible to set file permissions on
individual .desktop files, so that these were only displayed for certain users.
This doesn't work with 8.0 either. 

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Comment 1 Ngo Than 2003-04-03 12:59:13 UTC
it seems to be fixed in RHL 9 or in kde 3.1.1 which you can download from for RHL 8.0.

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