[debian] xfce4 custom menu?

arne anka openmoko at ginguppin.de
Wed May 27 00:17:02 CEST 2009

i try to create a custom menu file for xfce4 to avoid that ridiculous  
dynamic generation everytime one opens that menu (one has usually hit the  
button and then the submenus several times to make them appear).
after some fighting i found a faq entry
> http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu
but doing like suggested (even using that exo-desktop-item-edit tool) does  
in no way produce a menu -- only xfce's own desktop files are recognized,  
other, be it in /usr/share/applications/ or ~/.local/share/applications/  
are plain ignored, and xfce4 does in no way offer a log or other means of  
understanding what happens.

so, simple question, has anyone succeeded in making a usable menu for the  

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