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I want to remove the following shortcuts from the preferences menu from terminal. Main Menu, Remote Desktop & Apperance. Can anyone help ?

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for every user

if you want to edit it for everyone, then you can move desired .desktop files from /usr/share/applications directory, in your case alacarte.desktop, vino.desktop and gnome-appearance-properties.desktop

for example

cd /usr/share/applications
sudo mv alacarte.desktop gnome-appearance-properties.desktop vinagre.desktop /somedir

for one user

if you want to edit it for one user, you will probably need to edit file .config/menus/settings it is xml file. So, adding desired_file.desktop in second ... part could do this. Im not so strong with explaining how to edit xml files, but you can see what you will need to add there if you will look what changes when you will disable something in alacarte ( gui for editing menu )

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It is not working. Still the shortcuts are there in the preferences menu. – karthick87 May 4 '11 at 14:00
which one youre trying ? because I tried part with moving .desktop files from /usr/share/applications and it worked. Didnt edited xml file, just noticed changes made by alacarte – Denwerko May 4 '11 at 14:20
ok, if i will have in .config/menus/settings written to include it will stay there even when moved from /usr/share/applications – Denwerko May 4 '11 at 14:29
probably found out reason... check if user dont have files in .local/share/applications – Denwerko May 4 '11 at 15:10

Here a GUI way to do it. Open Alacarte Install Alacarte. (I think it's installed by default on Ubuntu).

It's very intuitive and easy to use. You can enable/disable any element.

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Thanks, but i know the GUI method :) – karthick87 May 4 '11 at 14:01

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