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Thread: XFCE Menu Housekeeping

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    Question XFCE Menu Housekeeping

    The XFCE menu is huge, it seems to contain an exhaustive list of possible applications, most of them are not on my system. This includes
    lots of things from other desktops such as KCompare, KWrite, etc.

    Is there a way to have the menu regenerated to include only applications that are actually installed?

    Otherwise, it would be more tedious, but is there a way to edit the menu?

    A long time ago I was using Gnome and it had a menu editor built-in, is there something similar for XFCE?

    Thanks!
    - Itai
    http://www.cybernium.net

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    Default Re: XFCE Menu Housekeeping

    Quote Originally Posted by idanan View Post
    The XFCE menu is huge, it seems to contain an exhaustive list of possible applications, most of them are not on my system. This includes
    lots of things from other desktops such as KCompare, KWrite, etc.

    Is there a way to have the menu regenerated to include only applications that are actually installed?

    Otherwise, it would be more tedious, but is there a way to edit the menu?

    A long time ago I was using Gnome and it had a menu editor built-in, is there something similar for XFCE?

    Thanks!
    Use main menu (alacarte)
    Uncheck everything that you don't want to see.

    To do:
    Right click the xfce or opensuse icon in the taskbar or panel (application menu) click properties and click "edit menu".
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: XFCE Menu Housekeeping

    Quote Originally Posted by conram View Post
    Use main menu (alacarte)
    Uncheck everything that you don't want to see.

    To do:
    Right click the xfce or opensuse icon in the taskbar or panel (application menu) click properties and click "edit menu".
    Good hint. First, I didn't have alacarte installed, so that would have been a big problem.

    Only it was not the only one. When I installed and opened alacarte, the extra items were not there!!!

    This left me quite puzzled, so I decided to see what root had as a menu and, actually, it didn't have the extra items.
    In fact, it had exactly the items alacarte showed. So it must have been interference with old GTK configs. I still do
    not know which one was the issue but copying root's config and deleting the ones in my user made the system be
    consistent again.

    While at it, I cleaned up tons of old .folders which seems to be half-a-decade old at least. Apps and services seem
    to create these on a whim but aren't good at cleaning up after themselves.

    Anyway, I wouldn't of figured it out without your help.

    Thank you!
    - Itai
    http://www.cybernium.net

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