How to edit application menus
christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 23 09:46:02 UTC 2011
Am Dienstag, den 22.11.2011, 19:36 -0800 schrieb John Jason Jordan:
> After hours of googling none of the suggestions that I have found for
> editing the application menus work. For example, apparently there are
> desktop entries in /usr/share and in ~/.local/share/applications, but I
> can't find desktop files for some of the items that appear in the menu.
> I also can't find any place where the folders are listed.
> Alacarte ran briefly after the upgrade from 14 to 16, but after nearly
> a thousand software updates it won't launch at all.
I doubt it was ever running because it is incompatible with GNOME 3.0:
> I really need to edit the application menus. I hope someone here can
> tell me the secret. I don't mind doing it manually; I just need clear
Did you already read http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu ? I doubt
you will have to edit xfce-applications.menu, most things can be done by
adding proper categories to the *.desktop files. When you add some, make
sure to use the registered values from
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