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After installing Wine 1.6.2 from the Ubuntu Software Center the Program folder with the installed Windows programs is not shown in XFCE menu. Only the following enteries are shown:

  • Deinstall Wine Application
  • Search C:
  • Configure Wine
  • Winetricks

When I start Alacarte the wine menu shows all program menus and they are marked.

Why are the wine program menu entries not shown on in the Xfce Application Menu?


Content of /home/USER/.config/menus/xfce-applications.menu:

MergeFile type="parent"/etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/menus/xfce-applications.menu</MergeFile>
AppDir/home/USER/.local/share/applications/AppDir

/home/USER/.config/menus/applications-merged

contains all wine-Programs.menu files

/home/USER/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs

contains the .desktop folders and files of the installed windows programs

/home/USER/.local/share/desktop-directories

contains all wine .directory files

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  • Could you post the contents of one .desktop file of a Wine program that is not showing up in the menu? Commented May 26, 2015 at 22:04

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This is apparently due to a larger bug in the applications menu. In order for a folder to show, it must have at least one launcher in it. Since the Wine "Programs" folder may install with only sub-folders, it isn't displayed (even if there are launchers in the sub-folders). See this bug report, and the workaround in the reply:

https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10967

I had this problem on one machine, and not on one other. The one that showed the menu had installed Wine with a launcher for MS Access in the Programs folder. In the problem machine, there was no launcher. I added a launcher for a Windows program to the Programs folder, and now it is visible.

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