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As I noticed more and more programs come without an entry for the Debian Menu System, but they do come at least with some .desktop file. Is there a (ready made) way to convert these .desktop files to menu entries one can then place in ~/.menu/?

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Got an answer via icewm-user list:

If you are using 1.3.12, try

$ icewm-menu-fdo >~/.icewm/menu

As this would overwrite the custom menu file, it is better to icewm-menu-fdo > ~/.icewm/menu-fdo and add a new line to ~/.icewm/menu: menufile .desktop folder menu-fdo which will show the generated entries in a new subfolder '.desktop' in the IceWM menu. Github has the according bbidulock/icewm repo

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