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For some reason, I am unable to add separators to the menu in Ubuntu Classic. Is this feature broken, or is there something wrong? enter image description here

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I second you. I have the same issue. Please someone help us resolve this. This is a fresh installation of Ubuntu and I'm 100% sure I didn't temper it to cause this problem. –  user22235 Jul 26 '11 at 10:15
    
It seems to happen with any fresh install. I assume it's due to the phasing out of Gnome 2. –  Alan Jul 28 '11 at 19:08
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I did it manually for now by editing .config/menus/applications.menu, adding <Separator/> inside <Layout>...</Layout> near the bottom of that file:

<Layout>
    <Merge type="menus"/>
    <Filename>Terminal.desktop</Filename>
    <Filename>gedit-1.desktop</Filename>
    <Filename>Firefox Web Browser.desktop</Filename>
    <Filename>Tomboy Notes.desktop</Filename>
    <Filename>Geeqie.desktop</Filename>
    <Filename>alacarte-made.desktop</Filename>
    <Menuname>alacarte-made</Menuname>
    <Separator/>
    <Menuname>Accessories</Menuname>
    <Menuname>Debian</Menuname>
    <Menuname>Education</Menuname>
    <Menuname>Games</Menuname>
    <Menuname>Graphics</Menuname>
    <Menuname>Internet</Menuname>
    <Menuname>Office</Menuname>
    <Menuname>Other</Menuname>
    <Menuname>Development</Menuname>
    <Menuname>Science</Menuname>
    <Menuname>Multimedia</Menuname>
    <Menuname>System</Menuname>
    <Menuname>Universal Access</Menuname>
    <Separator/>
    <Filename>ubuntu-software-center.desktop</Filename>
    <Merge type="files"/>
</Layout>

If you use the filemanager to get to .config (e.g. via Places/Home Folder) be sure to Show Hidden Files via View/Show Hidden Files or hit Ctrl+H.

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