software-properties-qt/kde does not show in menus

Bug #1793876 reported by Rik Mills on 2018-09-22
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software-properties (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Cosmic and Bionic

Desktop file sets: NoDisplay=true resulting in no software sources menu entry in KDE menu.

This was probably just about ok when Plasma Discover was able to launch this via a menu item in its options, but at least for Plasma 5.13 this is currently broken, and Discover's built-in source selection has further issues. Plus many users decide not to use Discover at all, and even uninstall it altogether.

Not withstanding all that, it is just desirable that someone can just type "software" or "sources" in to the search box in Plasma's main menu and find the menu item/launcher for this and use software-properties without having to go a more complicated path.

Solution is simply removing the "NoDisplay=true" line from the .desktop file

Rik Mills (rikmills) on 2018-09-22
description: updated
Rik Mills (rikmills) wrote :

Debdiff to solve this.

tags: added: patch
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your work, could you propose the change as a merge request on ? Removing the NoDisplay seems fine but then you should probably add a ShowOnlyIn=KDE to it (and similar =GNOME to the -gtk one if you want to have rather the kde one only listed)

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

(unsubscribing sponsors, it's not ready to be uploaded)

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