In a Ubuntu forum, I was researching on how to open wine programs. I found some instructions that may be useful. I can successfully download the programs, but I don't know how to open them. Here the instructions.

  1. Open Applications Menu Editor Applications --> System Tools -> Application Menu Editor
  2. Click The New Menu Button. Fill Out Wine Apps (or whatever you want) for the name. and hit enter. You can Add an Icon if you wish, i prefer to keep mine default for now..
  3. Click On The New Menu Item You Just Created. Now Click The Button That Says New Entry.
    Fill Out the Form the way you like. as for the command. youll want to enter: wine /home/{user}/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/{path to your program.exe}
  4. Choose an Icon If You Wish, again i didnt due to preference. And lastly you want to click the 'run in terminal' button.
  5. Close The Menu Editor And Voila! You Now have a quick and easy way to launch your favorite windoz programs ^_^. I think this is a good howto.. considering if its one youll use alot... doing this will save you quite some time in the end..

I keep getting stuck on the first step. I can't seem to find the Applications Menu Editor. I know that this is probably a simple question, but could someone tell me where to find that? Again, thank you in advance for all of your help.

2 Answers 2


You can install alacarte :

sudo apt-get install alacarte

It's an application menu editor.

  • thanks! help me find the Wunderlist that auto-installed without I asking, it is at 'Other'; now I only have to discover how it got there.. Commented Feb 24, 2015 at 0:06
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    alacarte is broken in Ubuntu 22.04, using menulibre works for me. Commented Feb 24, 2023 at 19:22

As addition to the previous answer, you may also want to try menulibre.

sudo apt-get install menulibre
  • This worked for me, alacarte is broken in Ubuntu 22.04. Commented Feb 24, 2023 at 19:22

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