[Wine] Shortcuts not appearing in gnome panel drawers [SOLVED]

Darragh Bailey felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Wed Jul 16 11:40:17 CDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 10:32:52AM +0100, Darragh Bailey wrote:
> I'm trying to trace why launchers created by wine due to a program
> installation are not appearing in the menus on my system.
> The launchers appear to have the correct contents, but for some reason
> gnome-panel is not adding them to my menus.
> Does anyone know how to run the relavent gnome tools with options to see
> what's happening when gnome reads these launchers.
> Keep in mind that there are at least 50 other launchers created by wine,
> that gnome has absolutely no problems in showing.

Traced it to some very unhelpful behaviour in the gnome menu editor
alacarte. Turns out when you delete menu shortcuts in alacarte, rather
deleting files that only exist in the users home directory, it marks
them as deleted in a file under ~/.config/.

Problem with this is, that there is no clear method to undo this besides
hand editing the file. And also it doesn't let you know that this is
what happened. Had to spend a while stepping through python files with
the pdb module to determine that this was what was happening.


"Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool."

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