Unity does not support extra menu categories

Bug #760785 reported by أحمد المحمودي (Ahmed El-Mahmoudy) on 2011-04-14
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
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unity-2d
Undecided
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unity-lens-applications
Undecided
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unity (Ubuntu)
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unity-lens-applications (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

Hello,

  It seems that the application categories in Unity are hard-coded, for example, when I installed extra-xdg-menus, I don't see the Electronics menu category (although I got packages that use it, such as geda & pcb).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.6-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
Date: Thu Apr 14 17:07:02 2011
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-03 (11 days ago)

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → unity-place-applications (Ubuntu)
Changed in unity-place-applications:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity-place-applications (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :

Also affects Wine

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-05-31
Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-30
Changed in unity-lens-applications (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-08-19
no longer affects: unity-place-applications (Ubuntu)
Ritesh Khadgaray (khadgaray) wrote :

I am thinking along the lines of dconf key/flat files to add custom category which user can add to filter. This would allow kiosk/corporate users to add their listing such as "mydomain" to filter in unity-lens-application. any thoughts ?

Given that listing all categories would be painful, and may break the appearance.

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. Ubuntu 11.04 reached EOL on October 28, 2012.
See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

Are you facing this bug in any current supported release?

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity-lens-applications (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity-lens-applications:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity-lens-applications because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity-lens-applications:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity-2d because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity-2d:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Unity because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity-lens-applications (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity-lens-applications (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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