Questions tagged [alacarte]

Alacarte is an easy-to-use menu editor for GNOME-2 (used until Ubuntu 11.04) that can add and edit new entries and menus. It works with the freedesktop.org menu specification and should work with any desktop environment that uses the spec.

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Alacarte/Main Menu doesn't hide applications

I'm trying to personalize the menu (the one that you can open with the shortcut Super+A) in my Ubuntu 18.04; browsing on the internet I found that Alacarte is really suggested by a lot of users for ...
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I lost my Gnome-Terminal

I use the app alacarte to delete my duplicate apps, but I make a mistake and I delete my gnome-terminal, I mean I can acces it, but I can't see it in my main menu? Can someone help me with that?
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How to add shortcuts under specific categories in your Lubuntu applications menu

Yesterday I installed some games, by using both the package manager and the software center. Some games are now properly installed, but their launch shortcut icons do not appear in the 'Games' section ...
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Renaming alacarte-made*.desktop files

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 with the default Gnome 3 desktop shell and the Frippery applications menu shell extension. I attempted to reorganize the menu using menulibre and complete chaos ensued: ...
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App runs in background in launcher but works fine when in terminal

I've installed several programs in Ubuntu (eg. Matlab) and am trying to add them to the Launcher using Alacarte. "matlab" is in my bin path so I can launch the program with GUI in my terminal. ...
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Really strange problem with python

Firstly I have problem with caffeine: Caffeine doesn't work on Ubuntu 17.10 I didn't bind it with python. BTW, running ubuntu under Xorg didn't help. Secondly, I received strange error when was ...
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Alacarte: copy applications to another menu

I've create a new menu, named "favorite" and I want to copy my favorite programs into this favorite menu. How can I do that? Is there a manual or help for Alacarte?
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command line: start program by alacarte as sudo in folder/tree

i have installed a program via github in: /home/user/folder/program. to get this to run via the terminal i use the following commands. cd folder sudo ./program but i would like to have a short ...
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How to generate automatically all *.desktop files?

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04, as app menu I use the default app and the menu editor is Alacarte. I have been editing the menu entries and made a total mess. So I decided to delete the *.desktop files. I ...
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Can't create a new menu with Alacarte

I can't create a new menu with Alacarte in Ubuntu 16.04. When I want to create a new menu, the Accept button is always disabled.
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How can I move items in Alacarte?

I would like to be able to move (i.e., drag) application launchers from menu to menu within Alacarte, but for whatever reason I cannot. I realize this question is basically identical to a previous ...
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Cannot add an application to the launcher

I've downloaded Eclipse and I want it to be on my fast-launching dash bar but the problem is that, as you all probably know, Eclipse does not install but is inside a normal archive. So I tried to ...
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Unity launcher made with Alacarte iconless

trying to create a launcher with a .png image file and main menu keeps on removing it. is .png not supported or do I need to edit the image first?
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List Installed Applications Grouped By Type

I want a list of the applications installed in my system, however, I only want the ones listed as per the start menu. I am not interested in a list of packages / dependencies etc so the following is ...
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Edit menu permission issue

i'm an Lubuntu user, but i suppose it concerns everyone. For menu editing there are 3 GUIs: lxmed, menulibre, alacarte. great! Still the ISSUE is that if i start as administrator, for example: gram@...
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Gnome Menu Broken? [closed]

I think my Applications Menu (the top right in Gnome Fallback) is broken or something. I was messing around with MenuLibre and after I closed it, an additional "System Tools" menu appeared above ...
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Alacarte creating entries shown in menu but not in editor

I created a "calculator" entry in main applications menu of Xubuntu, using Alacarte (gcalctool command - it seems to be a wrong one, as it can't find it). BUT: it is not shown in the list of ...
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Gnome-shell ugly icons

I have problem with running python and java apps on gnome-shell. When I launch it via the overview, it works nice. But if I try to launch it through the terminal, an ugly icon (not defined by ...
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How do you create a program launcher with administrative privileges using Alacarte?

How do you create a program launcher with Alacarte (Main Menu) that has administrative privileges? I ask because I seem to have deleted the launcher for Synaptic Package Manager and whenever I start ...
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How do I move items in the Applications (or Main) Menu Around?

I'm running 12.10 and in 12.04 I was able to move the items (into other categories than where they're presently situated) in the applications menu by means of moving them in the application, main menu....
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Where does Alacarte store the file with the edited menus?

I'm trying to import some settings unto a new machine, I've edit the Menus and removed some categories and removed some entries but I don't know where does Alacarte stores the file which contains all ...
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How do I edit applications panel menu in Lubuntu?

Main menu (alacarte) cannot record changes as it should. Some time it does, but randomly and rarely. Is this a bug? This question is not a clone of this one. In that case the Main menu would not ...
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How to rename gnome-shell launcher application name without Alacarte?

Pity that gnome-shell's launcher shows only a few characters of the application's name. That's why I'd like to rename e.g. "web-browser firefox" into just "firefox". Previous versions of gnome had a ...
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Why does Alacarte give me this error when I try to add items to the menu?

When I try to add anything to the menu in 12.04, I get this error. $ alacarte Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/alacarte/Alacarte/MainWindow.py", line 317, in ...
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Start terminal-based application from Main Menu?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64. I have downloaded and extracted Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) v1.1.1. I want to add a shortcut to it in my Games folder in the Main Menu. I tried adding the ...
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Can't select Ubuntu menu categories to show

When I tick a checkbox to show Ubuntu 10.04 menu category, the checkbox unticks itself after a couple of seconds. Gif of screen. Is there any other way to edit Ubuntu menu categories or add a category?...
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Unity is not loading on login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset my Unity configuration? Since yesterday I am trying solve this problem. I was working the whole day on my PC and had to reboot it in the evening. Since then it ...
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Why does the program launch one way but not the other?

I have this problem creating a launcher. I downloaded a tar.gz and extracted it: CaveStoryPlus from the Humble Bundle 4. If I double click the executable in Nautilus, it launches. If I run ~/...
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How can I get the original contents of applications.menu and settings.menu?

I just want to know the exactly original content of these two files: ~/.config/menus/applications.menu and ~/.config/menus/settings.menu. Mine were changed after some alacarte testing and now I want ...
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How can I add and change items in my Applications Menu?

Occasionally I would like to either remove/disable menu entries or add launchers for programs to my Applications list- how can I do this?