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I'm running 12.10 and in 12.04 I was able to move the items (into other categories than where they're presently situated) in the applications menu by means of moving them in the application, main menu.

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Which desktop environment are you using? – jPlatte Dec 15 '12 at 16:45
Ubuntu, I think. [I have a highly customised desktop it looks almost identical to Mac OS X] – Brenton Horne Dec 15 '12 at 16:46
Do you mean Unity? With Dash, Launcher, panel, globalmenu? So you're talking about rearranging the items in the Dash? – jPlatte Dec 15 '12 at 17:41
No I'm using Cairo-Dock and its 'Application Menu' is what I'm talking about – Brenton Horne Dec 15 '12 at 17:43
So what's your exact problem? Do you want to know the name of the program that calls itself "main menu" or doesn't it work anymore since 12.10? – jPlatte Dec 15 '12 at 17:48
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--- this problem was solved in the chat ---

The problem was that the file /home/brentonhorne/.config/menus/ wasn't writable by the standard user. brentonhorne is the standard user on this system, for everyone reading this, you'll have to exchange this username of course.

The problem was fixed by setting the permissions of the .config folder and all of it's subfolders as they should be (owned by the user, readable and writable by the owner) - again for everyone else, you'll have to insert your own username for brentonhorne.

sudo chown -R brentonhorne:brentonhorne /home/brentonhorne/.config && sudo chmod u+rw /home/brentonhorne/.config
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