MenuLibre – Gnome and Unity Advanced Menu editor

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An advanced menu editor that provides modern features in a clean, easy-to-use interface. All without GNOME dependencies, so even lightweight systems can benefit from the sanity that MenuLibre offers. MenuLibre is your one-stop shop for menus in Linux, whether you use Gnome, LXDE, XFCE, or Unity.


A beautiful interface powered by the latest version of GTK+
Create new launchers, or modify existing ones with complete control over common settings and access to advanced settings
Add, remove, and adjust quicklists: powerful shortcuts available to Unity and other desktop environments.
Edit user menus or administer system menus that are accessible to all users

Install MenuLibre in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:menulibre-dev/devel
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install menulibre


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5 Responses

  1. cmcanulty says:

    I installed it but it doesn’t show up in any menus and when I type menulibre in terminal nothing happens

  2. Bulent Besim says:

    For me it shows up as “Menu Editor” via the Super key. I can also run it from a terminal as below:


    You can add the directory to your path environment variable in .bashrc file, if you wish to launch it by typing “menulibre.”:


  3. cmcanulty says:

    Ok thanks that worked. How do I add it to my bash.rc? Just type
    at end of bash.rc?

  4. Doesn’t Ubuntu-tweak already let you edit menu items?

  5. quequotion says:

    “Edit System Menus” doesn do anything differently than “Edit User Menus”.

    I knew something was wrong immediately when it didn’t ask for a password, since the “system menus” are write-protected (.desktop files stored in /usr/share/applications, which is owned by root).

    After giving it a try, I confirmed that both editing modes are the same and work by creating an overriding .desktop file in the user’s home directory (~./local/share/applications)

    This is a shame because this editor works much better than the gnome solution, alacarte, but can’t be used to edit the root menu.

    I even tried running the program with gksu, but it crashed before opening. Running from the terminal without gksu will also crash the program.

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