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Wine apps in "others" #205

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clefebvre opened this issue Jan 24, 2012 · 14 comments

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commented Jan 24, 2012

Wine is a category, but now there is only “Browse C:Drive” “Configure Wine” “Uninstall Wine Software” and “Winetricks” as available in the list.

The windows programs have all moved to “Other” category. In my case, “Goldwave” “Getright Download Manager” and “Notepad”.

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commented Jan 24, 2012

same problum just notepad tho

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commented Jan 24, 2012

I noticed it as well

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    <Category>Wine</Category>

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    <Category>X-Wine</Category>
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commented Feb 3, 2012

That results in all Wine apps going to other here on Mint 12..

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commented Mar 9, 2012

Wine has a folder Programs inside the Wine category. MintMenu of previous versions didn't show those "nested" content at all. In MGSE or Cinnamon the items aren't nested, but moved to Others.

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commented Apr 10, 2012

After a successful upgrade from LMDE UP3 to UP4 "Latest" and installing Cinnamon 1.4, I experience the same behaviour, and a lot worse, because the "Other" category in the menu now contains dozens of duplicated entries not only for Windows applications, but also for for miscellaneous programs such as Atomix, LibreOffice icons, etc.

Interestingly, I had not noticed this when I upgraded a VM with LMDE UP3 to UP4 "Incoming".

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commented Apr 10, 2012

I had those duplicates (they come from the /var/lib/menu-xdg/applications/menu-xdg folder) in Cinnamon 1.3.x but with 1.4 I've not seen them again. I thought it was fixed (I seem to recall one of the developers said it was).

You can empty that folder but it'll again be filled with duplicates in a few days.

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commented May 2, 2012

This problem definitely needs to be fixed sooner rather than later. Consider that many applications will have a "readme" item, so you will get all of them in one jumbled list. If you are testing or supporting multiple versions of the same application, again they will all be shoved in one jumbled mess, as opposed to being properly sorted out in individual sub-menus. This worked correctly up through Gnome 2.xx; the fact that it does not work that way now has to be considered a major regression.

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commented May 4, 2012

@jelabarre59 In Gnome 2 with MintMenu it also never worked right. That menu didn't support subfolders, everything was shown in "Wine" but they weren't even clickable. With Gnome 2's own Applications/Places/System menu it worked right.

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commented Sep 10, 2012

Closing due to inactivity. If you think this still might be an issue, see the instructions here to try a newer version. If the problem still exists, we'll reopen the issue.

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commented Sep 28, 2012

This issue is still present. Using Cinnamon 1.6.1 on Linux Mint 13.

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commented Jan 2, 2013

Definitely still an issue in Mint 14 and cinnamon. Please reopen this issue!

@glebihan glebihan reopened this Jan 2, 2013

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commented Jan 2, 2013

This is not entirely a problem of Cinnamon as the Wine launchers (.desktop files) for programs which are created by Wine should really contain the line

Categories=Wine;

to place it in the Wine menu category. I have had my launchers modified in Cinnamon 1.6 over Ubuntu 12.04 for the last 6 weeks with no problems.

However it exposes more serious problems in using Wine with Cinnamon which I have been mulling over for some time. (Excuse the pun)

1.1 This behaviour would not be an issue if the Menu Editor allowed one to drag and drop or otherwise move launchers from category to category and it should provide the ability to fully edit Launchers for more advanced users so one can get round the shortcomings of Wine and other programs.

1.2 The large number of launchers which Windows programs/Wine create must slow down the menu display so again advanced users ought to be able to delete the unnecessary launchers without leaving a GUI environment and heading to ~/.local/share/applications .

  1. Cinnamon does not correctly pick up other information on Wine programs which are running even if StartupNotify and StartupWMClass are specified in the .desktop launcher file. The result is that Application Grouping (used for example in the Window List with Window Preview applet) does not work as expected and all the Wine programs are grouped together. This can also be seen in Looking Glass -> Windows where wmclass is Wine for all Wine programs regardless of what is specified in the .desktop file.

Although I have raised 2. here as there may be a linkage I believe it merits a separate bug report which I have raised as #1558

I am updating this to note that 1.1 and 1.2 are now the subject of #1563 raised by superfly1031

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commented Jan 5, 2013

This issue is a result of this #1574

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commented Apr 20, 2013

Closing this, as it is a duplicate of #1574, and a pull request is open that resolves it.

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