View Full Version : [SOLVED] KDE and GNOME mixed application menu... how do I get each one seperate?

September 6th, 2010, 09:56 PM
I have installed KDE from the Ubuntu Software Center. Now I have the following... well, I wont call them problems, rather just annoyances.

1. The mouse pointer is KDE's pointer (I presume) in both interfaces.
2. I have mixed applications in the menus of both GNOME and KDE... GNOME has KDE's stuff and KDE has GNOME's stuff.
3. The Ubuntu screen at shutdown turned to Kubuntu regardless of being in GNOME.

The first and last one is not much of a problem for me, but is there a way of restoring each interface's default menu items? Since I know what I manually installed, I can just enable them again in Main Menu of Administration in GNOME and in KDE wherever that setting will be. If not, can someone maybe just give me a menu list in text or pics (ok, I know this might be asking a lot) so I can at least only have GNOME stuff in GNOME and KDE in KDE.

If this has been talked about before, just please point me to the correct thread.

September 15th, 2010, 01:12 PM
Maybe these threads will give you a hint:




Useful video:

In addition, here is a thread about separating desktop icons in KDE and GNOME. I have not tried it myself, though. I recommend it as a starting point for more research.

Do some more web searching. You are likely to find what you require.

September 16th, 2010, 08:38 PM
That video link you posted worked wonders. Thanks a lot. :p

Its so easy even a Ubuntu newbie like me can do it. Thanks for the help and reply.