I was playing around somewhere tweaking my Xubuntu main menu. All I can see now is the generic names for the installed applications, for example, Google Chrome and Firefox both are displayed as Web Browser. How can restore it?

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  • what did you do?if you can tell, that might help. Well i don't know specifically about the xubuntu but you can try changing the name of the icon file in /usr/share/applications
    – hunch
    Jun 8, 2015 at 8:18
  • Oh God! renaming all the items? transmission, gedit even terminal?? I was playing around the settings, where I checked some box saying use general names or something like that.
    – x0x
    Jun 8, 2015 at 8:28

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After playing around a little more, I figured out myself the solution.

Right clicking on the main menu > properties opens the Applications Menu, where there exist a checkbox that says Show generic application names, uncheck it. Application Menu

Now everything looks great!
reset to default

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