The askUbuntu's suggested previous questions don't address my question(s). So, .... I haven't seen how to order menu items in Xubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 in/with menuLibre. I found instructions for using it, but the ones for ordering menu items didn't and don't work. The instructions I found said that my problems were known issues, that they'd be repaired in the 14.10 version, and that soon after there would be a repaired version available for download into 14.04. Well, none of that has come to pass. Can someone tell me how to order Xubuntu's displayed menu items?
I did, finally, manage to get a few items listed that came with Xubuntu but didn't show up in its menu, but it was a royal pain. It took half a dozen steps just to get each item displayed in Xubuntu's menu. The same task was a single, simple mouse click in alacarte (checking a checkbox). The problem with alacarte is that it installs as root. Great, another possible malware vector. Of course, I could install alacarte, make the changes I want, then remove it. But this computer is for a friend whom I won't have that much contact with, so I'd like to have a menu-editing program installed that either I can use or that I can direct her to use--if it isn't too big a hassle.