I would like to personalize the KDE menu. I would like to add the Ubuntu version and architecture on top of the menu

Example: Kubuntu 12.04 64bit Precise Pangolin

How to do it?

That's the menu I'm talking about:

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KDE Menu / Kickoff


Kickoff is the default application launcher of the Plasma desktop...

The Kickoff is a plasma widget. The plasma theme can be altered.

Plasma Themes

Earlier: How to change color/transparency of all desktop panels?

The KDE plasma objects are using the svg images. You could edit the images with a svg capable picture editor (Inkscape et. al.). The Kickoff ( http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Plasma/Theme#Current_Theme_Elements ) has the

/kickoff.svgz :
background for the kickoff launcher, needs a frame, with the prefix 'plain'


/branding.svgz :

a little KDE logo that can be customized by distributors as a branding element. Contains a single element called brilliant

The Kubuntu is using:

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You could edit those or the plasma widgets C++ source.

  • Great answer! great technical and complete answer... thanks! – nulll May 3 '12 at 15:05
  • @null You should upvote it then. – Martin Ueding Sep 17 '13 at 13:30

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