[Slackbuilds-users] Xfce menu lacks menu category defined by xlog.desktop

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 03:12:30 UTC 2017

On 03/08/2017 02:25 PM, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> My build system for Slackbuilds is a full installation (except KDE) of
> Slackware64 14.2.  I am using Xfce and it doesn't have the menu
> categories available that the xlog.desktop file specifies.
> Here is the relevant line from xlog.desktop:
> Categories=Utility;Database;HamRadio;GTK
> Consequently, Xlog doesn't show up in any of the Xfce application
> menus.  At the very least a HamRadio menu would be desirable.
> Looking through the repository I did not find a package that adds extra
> menus for Xfce.  As information, Debian has a package, extra-xdg-menus:
> https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/extra-xdg-menus
> that adds menu categories for Electronics and HamRadio.
> Other than adding an SBo script for this package from Debian, what other
> remedies have been employed?

Besides the other commentaries posted re: this issue, you may also want
to take a look at:


And, yes, on Xfce, "Utility" puts an entry under "Accessories"

Also, your Categories line is incorrect (syntax error) - missing a

That is why nothing shows up.


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