On actual Manjaro XFCE (stable) I installed wine and winetricks (didn’t even touch the latter yet), then installed some Windows 32-bit sw (7-zip, eac, mp3directcut, winamp2, vlc).
For some reason eac was not shown under wine in the whisker-menu, but 7-zip was. (xfce4-panel 4.16.4)
In the menu editor I see sub-folders under “wine”, so I created identic entries directly under “wine” for eac, mp3directcut, vlc - leaving the original for not messing with wine. So far so good. A copy-paste function woud have made the task easier.
- One issue here: Wenever I press “save” for a wine application menu item, e.g. after changing the icon or adding a hint text, the whisker-menu editor doubles all backslashes in the commandline, even when this line was not touched.
My workaround is to copy the commandline from here to mousepad, delete half of the backslashes, and copy the result back to the commandline before “save”.
When I installed the next wine application (winamp, vlc) almost all entries from the submenus in the menu editor under “wine” also appeared in the whisker-menu under “wine”.
After editing one of them (changed title of “Documentation” to “VideoLAN Documentation”) almost all items from sub-folders disappeared again, 7-zip and eac remained twice - so I removed those menu items that I had created formerly.
I can work it (almost) all out manually by trial-and-error, but it’s a little inconvenient to once create additional items manually if they happen to stay invisible, then again delete them if they show up twice. To me it seems that wine just duplicates the “start menu” structure, but XFCE’s whisker-menu does not handle it correctly - it seems not to support sub-folders in the list view (old Knoppix on lxde had a tree view similiar to a WinXP-startMenu), but on the other hand I’d not want a veeery long list like that in recent W10, but just those Starters that I really use. Plus the worrysome backslash handling, if I’d have to edit some more commandlines than just my handful.
Please, advise, to whom this should be addressed. I’d also appreciate some advise for alternate methods to edit the menu, e.g. directly working on a config file (which?). Will updates to that file become active after a new login, or would I have to log out while editing it?
P.S. - Wow, just changed to tree view, and in the menu there’s no VideoLAN and no Winamp folder, only 7zip and eac (under “Programs”), but all tey’re equally present in the editor…