Coming from a Windows background, I'm used to being able to access global start menu shortcuts and user specific shortcuts in File Explorer, but the Gnome menu has me puzzled.
When I navigate the menu by clicking the Ubuntu button at the top left (the equivalent of the start button on Windows), I can see all the application shortcuts are categorized according to what type of application they are. But when I look at the shortcuts from where they're actually being read from (/usr/share/applications), they all appear in one big folder with no indication of how Ubuntu/Gnome is categorizing them into their own unique categories.
How does this work? I'd like to be able to easily modify where shortcuts are located/appearing in the menu, as well as have the ability to easily add new shortcuts and manually categorize where they should go. Is this possible?