Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I created some launchers using the Main Menu application, and sorted them, for instance in "Games". They are well listed in the Unity Dash when I click on "All installed applications".

However they are not listed in the Dash category called "Games". Is this a bug? How do I change it?

I have version 0.2.46-0ubuntu3 of unity-place-applications.

share|improve this question

In order to have applications listed in the appropriate category we may edit it's .desktop file (e.g. found in ~/.local/share/ or in /usr/share/applications). Replace or add the desired category like:

[Desktop Entry]

With an application update .desktop entry files outside your $HOME may be replaced.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.