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How can I add and change items in my Applications Menu?

In Gnome Applications Menu, I would like to move gEdit, Gnu Emacs, KWrite, Kate, NEdit and Scribes from the Accessories menu, to the Programming menu.

Is there any simple way to do this ?

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marked as duplicate by Stefano Palazzo Mar 8 '11 at 7:56

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Open System -> Preferences -> Main Menu (hope I got it properly translated) and simply drag and drop the elements you want to change.

(EDIT: As Reuben Swartz suggests in a comment below, a quicker way to get to the same place is right click on the Application Menu and then select "Edit Menu").

On a side note, you can even Create a new menu (or menus) and create launchers within any menu -in case you don't want to delete those elements from the Accesories menu, but just want to have duplicate entries-.

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simple, obvious, thx. – Stephane Rolland Mar 8 '11 at 1:08
Or you could right click on the application menu and select edit menus. This will get you to the same screen. – Reuben Swartz Mar 8 '11 at 1:15
Quicker ;)... indeed an enhancement of my proposal. – luri Mar 8 '11 at 1:16
@Reuben Swartz: Hope you don't mind if I add your suggestion to my answer, to keep things compact and clear for future needs. – luri Mar 8 '11 at 1:26
Go ahead. We are a community after all :) – Reuben Swartz Mar 8 '11 at 1:32

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