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    changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

    How do I change the main menu in Lubuntu 12.04? in Xubuntu it's under Settings but I don't seem to have that on Lubuntu.
    I really need to get 'Games' off until after Christmas!

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    Re: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

    menu-libre

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    Re: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

    The thread suggests deleting things from directories , which sounds a bit permanent.
    menu-libre I assumed was a command but comes back 'command not found'. Have I got that wrong?

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    Re: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

    menu-libre should be in the package manager to install.

    opp's, it is " menulibre "
    Last edited by mike555; December 6th, 2012 at 05:00 AM. Reason: clarify

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    Re: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

    Well,I installed it but I can't make it take anything offthe menu,it just wants me to add new items!

    I'll just have to exert self-control instead.

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    Re: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

    If you don't mind editing xml (text) files using gksudo leafpad or sudo nano or whatever, you could just comment out entries you don't want.
    In a standard Lubuntu install there are two files that need to be edited:
    /etc/xdg/menus/lxde-applications.menu
    and
    /etc/xdg/lubuntu/menus/lxde-applications.menu

    In both, you just comment out entries you don't want to see. The comments for xml files begin with <!-- and end with -->

    So, look for the games section and comment it out entirely in both files. Once you're done editing both the files, the change will be visible. No need to log out and back in.
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    Re: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

    menulibre works for me ... lets say you want to hide "game-x" , you open menulibre click on games ,click on game-x, uncheck the checkmark at the bottom of the categorizes window, click Menu and save ..... should work.

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    Re: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by s1wood View Post
    How do I change the main menu in Lubuntu 12.04? in Xubuntu it's under Settings but I don't seem to have that on Lubuntu.
    I really need to get 'Games' off until after Christmas!

    Susan
    Is it just games you want gone? Or do you actually want to change the menu?

    If you remove the default gameset from lubuntu, the menu space will disappear.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge ace-of-penguins
    I don't like having games on my laptop either. haha

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    Re: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

    I don't want to uninstall my precious games, just put them out of easy reach for a while,

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