use .desktop files from /usr/share/applications in the menu

i wanted to know, if it’s possible in fvwm, to use the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications in the menu. that would make a nice dynamic menu like xfce has.
i used fvwm for a long time and i really love it, but i tried xfce in the last weeks and i must say that the .desktop thing from is really nice.

if it is possible i’d definitely stick around with fvwm, but i’d really like to be able to use the .desktop files to create my menu.

i hope i won’t be dissappointed :wink:


Is that not XDG? You can find a kludge for that here:

– Thomas Adam

oh, cool. never heard of that, but it sounds nice.
gotta try it.