OpenSUSE :: Clean Up Alacarte - Move Around Launchers In Application Browser

May 19, 2010

I like openSuSE, but the main thing I miss from Ubuntu is the ability to have complete control over the applications menu. Ubuntu had a clean menu where everything was one level deep, with pretty basic categories. But opening alacarte in openSuSE (running 11.2 with GNOME) is an absolute mess. There are categories for "Astronomy", "Kidsgames", and a whole bunch of folders that I would never use. And it's nearly impossible to get rid of them. Selecting delete almost never works; the closest I've gotten was to re-name a whole bunch of ".directory" files so that the system wouldn't find them, but it still created the majority of them, only this time with generic folders over the default icons.

Plus, I would like to be able to change which application goes to which category in the Application Browser. That menu is much more clean, but I would like to create a "Games" section for it, and move my text editors from Utility to Development. I know that most of the .desktop files are in /usr/share/applications (I have a couple in /usr/local/share), the directories are defined in /usr/share/desktop-directories and ~/.local/share/desktop-directories, and the menu itself seems to define categories in /etc/xdg/menus/ But despite knowing all of this, I still have no idea how to clean up alacarte and how to move around launchers in the Application Browser.

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Ubuntu :: Doesn't Alacarte Clean Up?

Apr 12, 2010

Ever since I first discovered alacarte (gnome menu editor) I have been creating lots of menus and submenus for gnome menu so I can always find what I want. To avoid having to redo them, whenever I try another gnome based distro or do a fresh install I always copy ~/.local/share/desktop-directories and applications (and a couple of other files, I forget right now) so I can use the same menus in those.

Well, I don't use these custom menus so much lately so have gone for a much simpler solution of creating a "Favourites" submenu and just adding apps I use a lot. It was while rummaging around .local today I noticed there are hundreds of left over files from long since deleted custom menus (like 18 months+) that I have been copying from one distro to another all this time. Why on earth doesn't alacarte delete all these deleted menus and applications files?

I just did a little experiment: I deleted everything out of these folders so I was basically left with the stock gnome menu with no customizations. I then added a new submenu and then added 3 random apps to to it. I then went and deleted two of those apps and when I went to check, sure enough ~/.local/share/applications contained the 3 files instead of one.

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Oct 19, 2010

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Nov 27, 2010

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May 2, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 and this is my first experience with Unity. I have managed to create launchers in .local/share/applications and drag them to the launcher to add desired shortcuts. Here are two questions I have:

1) I am adding many shortcuts to various directories I frequently use; the shortcut's have commands like nautilus /home/user/some/dir. Despite the fact that I change their icons, when I drag them to the launcher they all use the Nautilus icon. Is there a way to fix this?

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Apr 21, 2010

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Applications like Dropbox, Messenger etc stopped connecting to internet which were working very well until yesterday.

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Nov 14, 2010

Ive had a look around and couldn't find anything that helped so i thought id ask,i have ubuntu net-book 10.10, the menu editor isnt running properly its really hit and miss i have icons that appear even if ive unchecked them and icons that dissappear even though ive checked them and i also keep having to delete duplicate program entrys in the menu editor and its been a problem pretty much since instalationive tried running Alacart as Sudo and editing the menu in that way but i still have the same hit and miss problem with icons being there at randomim really new to Ubuntu and only know what ive recently picked up reading these types of forums so im not sure if im doing something wron

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I edited my menu using alacarte. There was an unchecked entry of "Panel", so I deleted that entry. After a reboot, my gnome-panel autostarts no more. I reset everythin in alacarte, but I still have to start gnome-panel manually.

How is that possible? Why depends a simple menu entry from the boot configuration? I hate this so much, because I've made 14 reinstalls the last 3 weeks because of those stupid fails. Is there anybody out there having a solution for me (except reinstalling Ubuntu.

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I have an application named OpenFTD which lists spots on usenet. I have an NZB button that opens a webbrowser and opens a webpage where I can create the appropriate NZB. All great however, somehow, the web browser is misconfigured.

When I press the button I can debug this:

Error showing url: Failed to execute child process "/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome" (No such file or directory)Which makes sense, at some point in time, I had chrome.

I tried:
- to reinstall openFTD and also removed all user files. Doens't change a thing.
- checked update-alternatives x-www-browser (set to opera)
- reset update-alternatives x-www-browser (firefox, just to try)
- checked udpate-alternatives gnome-www-browser (firefox)

Is there some other thing in Ubuntu that I can tweak/tune to get rid of "something" that is obviously linking to chrome.

Of course, I understand the reinstalling chrome gets rid of this issue, but I rather have it fixed.

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