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No new file option when right clicking [Solved]

Postby Unobtanium » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:20

I have just noticed that since upgrading to KDE 3.5.8 I longer have the option to create a new file when right clicking - even when using the File Manager in su mode.
All I have is the option to create new - link to device
I have re-emerged kdebase-meta and that made no difference
Is it just me or a KDE bug?
Or can this be fixed?
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Re: No new file option when right clicking

Postby totedati » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:44

surely you are dreaming ...

;-)))
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Re: No new file option when right clicking

Postby Unobtanium » Sat Oct 27, 2007 13:13

totedati wrote:surely you are dreaming ...

;-)))

I definitely had the option to create new text file - I am not kidding.
Am I missing a joke here - or is it on me? :?
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Re: No new file option when right clicking

Postby Unobtanium » Sat Oct 27, 2007 17:06

Here is what I expected to see 1st photo and what I actually see 2nd photo
http://uk.geocities.com/unobtanium@btinternet.com/Unobtanium.html
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Re: No new file option when right clicking

Postby totedati » Tue Oct 30, 2007 23:55

urrr, i see screenshots and to be correct, i can't tell more until will do myself the upgrade from kde v3.5.7 to v3.5.8 ... but if is true, kde developers is dreaming ... not you ...

my apology ...

;-p

or ... you are in some form of kiosk session?! with some form of file restrictions!? can be, but you know better ..
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Re: No new file option when right clicking

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:02

I upgraded to KDE 3.5.8 a couple of days ago and have just noticed the same problem. When I right-click on the desktop I see, at the top of the menu, Create New. If I click on that I see the menu:

Illustration Document...
Presentation Dcoument...
Spread Sheet Document...
Text Dcoument...
Link to Device

If I click on Link to Device I see a tiny empty menu.

Hmm. Must be configurable somewhere.
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Re: No new file option when right clicking

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:04

After a bit more inverstigate I found that the following menu entries:

Illustration Document...
Presentation Dcoument...
Spread Sheet Document...
Text Dcoument...


were put there when I installed Kivio, even though I did not install the rest of KOffice. Kivio pulls in the two packages koffice-data and koffice-libs, and it is koffice-data that inserts the above four entries into the Konqueror menu. Which is poor programming, as far as I can see, because I don't have the KOffice word processor, spreadsheet or presentation application installed.

Anyway I un-emerged kivio, koffice-data and koffice-libs and that got rid of the above four entries in the menu, leaving just Link to Device, and that, as before, displays an empty menu.
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Re: No new file option when right clicking

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Nov 01, 2007 15:58

OK, found the solution!

Seems our Italian colleagues have been having the same trouble:

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=11118

and so have our Gentoo colleagues:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-56 ... ssing.html

Anyway, I tried the solution given in the Gentoo Forum post above (re-emerge kdelibs, kdesktop and konqueror) but it didn't change anything. Then I re-emerged kdebase-kioslaves and the missing menu items are back.

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Re: No new file option when right clicking

Postby Unobtanium » Wed Nov 07, 2007 20:48

Many thanks for your efforts, I was beginning to think I was the only one.
I have done as you suggested and it all works again just fine :D
Thanks again
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