I originally installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a 64 bit PC, then installed the Xubuntu Desktop. I deleted some applications and eventually the Gnome Desktop. The Xubuntu Applications Menu still shows applications I've deleted. How can I get it to accurately display the Applications/Software on my computer? I also still see the Gnome desktop as an option when I first log in. I'm confused and am very much a newbie to Linux, so please keep it simple. Thanks.
menu entries can be removed from /usr/share/applications, so to remove them just
sudo rm /usr/share/applications/appname.desktop
also alacarte can be used
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends alacarte and then you can access via right click app menu - properties
This doesn't seem to be the fix you're looking for, but if you right click on the base menu, and choose "Edit Menues" (or simply
<f2> and type "alacarte"), you can go in and manually add/remove menu entries.