On my plasma 5.24.6 I have this entry that seems deprecated, supposedly to create links for files and folders to an activity or other.

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I couldn't even find what linking a file to an activity could mean. I was expecting something like opening that file/folder into a specific activity, restricting it to that activity - but that's not it at all. (For that window rules are needed.)

This is the only meaningful info I could get: it should create a link on the desktop in a given activity if the option was selected somewhere...

Here there is an old discussing showing this might have been dead since Plasma 5.2.

If this is true it seem like a deprecated feature, the option is absent in settings, and a google search gives nothing more.

Can I remove that buggy menu entry?


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Based on the comment by @fra-san: this is a context menu service. To disable it, just select "Settings" > "Configure Dolphin" > "Context Menu" and deselect "Link Files to Activities" (takes effect after Dolphin restarts).

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  • Does it remove the extension or merely deactivates it?
    – Max N
    Jan 22, 2023 at 16:45
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    @MaxN - Nothing "active" is deactivated nor removed, this just does what the question asks: removes (hides) the context menu entry. I guess it's just a service menu file like the ones we can edit at user level at ~/.local/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus, I'm not sure where it is located (cannot identify it at /usr/share/kservices5, otherwise I would have looked at the file to see what action it is supposed to involve: I have no idea what that is!), but surely we don't need and probably shouldn't remove/unistall anything.
    – cipricus
    Jan 22, 2023 at 19:18
  • @MaxN - In fact, based on the link in question, it seems that what this should have done is just to create a link on the desktop of a specific activity.
    – cipricus
    Jan 22, 2023 at 19:24

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