Alacarte is an easy-to-use menu editor for GNOME-2 (used until Ubuntu 11.04) that can add and edit new entries and menus. It works with the freedesktop.org menu specification and should work with any desktop environment that uses the spec.

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How can I move items in Alacarte?

I would like to be able to move (i.e., drag) application launchers from menu to menu within Alacarte, but for whatever reason I cannot. I realize this question is basically identical to a previous ...
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Cannot add an application to the launcher

I've downloaded Eclipse and I want it to be on my fast-launching dash bar but the problem is that, as you all probably know, Eclipse does not install but is inside a normal archive. So I tried to ...
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Unity launcher made with Alacarte iconless

trying to create a launcher with a .png image file and main menu keeps on removing it. is .png not supported or do I need to edit the image first?
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List Installed Applications Grouped By Type

I want a list of the applications installed in my system, however, I only want the ones listed as per the start menu. I am not interested in a list of packages / dependencies etc so the following is ...
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Edit menu permission issue

i'm an Lubuntu user, but i suppose it concerns everyone. For menu editing there are 3 GUIs: lxmed, menulibre, alacarte. great! Still the ISSUE is that if i start as administrator, for example: ...
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Gnome Menu Broken? [closed]

I think my Applications Menu (the top right in Gnome Fallback) is broken or something. I was messing around with MenuLibre and after I closed it, an additional "System Tools" menu appeared above ...
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Alacarte creating entries shown in menu but not in editor

I created a "calculator" entry in main applications menu of Xubuntu, using Alacarte (gcalctool command - it seems to be a wrong one, as it can't find it). BUT: it is not shown in the list of ...
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Gnome-shell ugly icons

I have problem with running python and java apps on gnome-shell. When I launch it via the overview, it works nice. But if I try to launch it through the terminal, an ugly icon (not defined by ...
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How do you create a program launcher with administrative privileges using Alacarte?

How do you create a program launcher with Alacarte (Main Menu) that has administrative privileges? I ask because I seem to have deleted the launcher for Synaptic Package Manager and whenever I start ...
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How do I move items in the Applications (or Main) Menu Around?

I'm running 12.10 and in 12.04 I was able to move the items (into other categories than where they're presently situated) in the applications menu by means of moving them in the application, main ...
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Where does Alacarte store the file with the edited menus?

I'm trying to import some settings unto a new machine, I've edit the Menus and removed some categories and removed some entries but I don't know where does Alacarte stores the file which contains all ...
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How to stop Alacarte from crashing? [closed]

Alacarte is crashing with this terminal output: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/alacarte", line 37, in <module> main() File "/usr/bin/alacarte", line 33, in main ...
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How do I edit the menu in Lubuntu?

Main menu (alacarte) cannot record changes as it should. Some time it does, but randomly and rarely. Is this a bug? This question is not a clone of this one. In that case the Main menu would not ...
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How to rename gnome-shell launcher application name without Alacarte?

Pity that gnome-shell's launcher shows only a few characters of the application's name. That's why I'd like to rename e.g. "web-browser firefox" into just "firefox". Previous versions of gnome had a ...
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Why does Alacarte give me this error when I try to add items to the menu?

When I try to add anything to the menu in 12.04, I get this error. $ alacarte Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/alacarte/Alacarte/MainWindow.py", line 317, in ...
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Start terminal-based application from Main Menu?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64. I have downloaded and extracted Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) v1.1.1. I want to add a shortcut to it in my Games folder in the Main Menu. I tried adding the ...
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Can't select Ubuntu menu categories to show

When I tick a checkbox to show Ubuntu 10.04 menu category, the checkbox unticks itself after a couple of seconds. Gif of screen. Is there any other way to edit Ubuntu menu categories or add a ...
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Unity is not loading on login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset my Unity configuration? Since yesterday I am trying solve this problem. I was working the whole day on my PC and had to reboot it in the evening. Since ...
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Why does the program launch one way but not the other?

I have this problem creating a launcher. I downloaded a tar.gz and extracted it: CaveStoryPlus from the Humble Bundle 4. If I double click the executable in Nautilus, it launches. If I run ...
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How can I get the original contents of applications.menu and settings.menu?

I just want to know the exactly original content of these two files: ~/.config/menus/applications.menu and ~/.config/menus/settings.menu. Mine were changed after some alacarte testing and now I want ...
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How can I add and change items in my Applications Menu?

Occasionally I would like to either remove/disable menu entries or add launchers for programs to my Applications list- how can I do this?