Friday, December 5, 2008
GNOME menu structure in openSuse
If you don't like the structure of traditional GNOME menu in openSuse 11.0, with its plethora of sub-categories in each submenu, then here is a simple workaround: just copy or rename /etc/xdg/menus/gnome-applications.menu to applications.menu. This file defines how menu entires should be laid out in the menus with respect to their "Categories" definitions in *.desktop files. The gnome-applications.menu defines a simple layout with top-level categories only - see screenshots. The only side effect of this trick that I noticed so far is no menu entry for YaST, but this can be added manually with menu editor.