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Exec options not honored in .desktop files


Description Robby Workman editbugs 2006-10-14 01:13:26 CEST
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When starting an OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 component (writer, calc, etcetera) from the Xfce menu, the options specified on the "Exec=" line of the component's .desktop file don't seem to register.   For example, selecting the menu entry for OOo Writer results in a successful start of OOo, but the writer component does not automatically show; instead, only the basic OOo window is shown.  
I've confirmed that there are no other .desktop files for OOo anywhere else on the system.  This does work properly in kde.
An attachment will be added with a more detailed look at the .desktop file, the actual commands being called, and outputs of /proc/$PID/cmdline when run.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Start an OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 component from the xfce menu (in theory, this should apply to any application that passes options to the command line in the .desktop file, but theories are often wrong) :)

Actual Results:  
OOo starts, but the component itself is not active.

Expected Results:  
Starting OOo Writer from the menu should start OOo and make the Writer component active.
Comment 1 Robby Workman editbugs 2006-10-14 01:14:50 CEST
Created attachment 825 
Desktop file Exec line, pid lines, etcetera
Comment 2 Brian J. Tarricone (not reading bugmail) 2006-10-14 01:35:09 CEST
Yup, this is known; pretty sure there was a bug filed on this in the past, or maybe a discussion on the mailing list.  Either way, not gonna get fixed.  Wait for Jannis' real fd.o menu implementation in 4.6.

Bug #2430

Reported by:
Robby Workman
Reported on: 2006-10-14
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


Brian J. Tarricone (not reading bugmail)
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Desktop file Exec line, pid lines, etcetera (629 bytes, text/plain)
2006-10-14 01:14 CEST , Robby Workman
no flags

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