I have modified the .desktop file of an application that appears in the GNOME Dash. This should change the options that appear in the application's right-click menu, but to see the changes I have log out and in again.

I have tried running restart in the Alt + F2 dialog, as suggested in another Dash-related question, but this does not refresh the application menus.

What command will refresh the menus?


Restarting the desktop shell with Alt + F2 then restart will indeed refresh application menus in the dash.

(I had an error in my .desktop file that made it look like nothing was happening.)

  • In principle, the Gnome Dash will refresh automatically if you add a desktop file. Indeed, it might be possible you need to restart the shell if the contents of an existing .desktop file has changed.
    – vanadium
    Sep 10 '18 at 16:41

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