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    12.10_x64 Menu Editor Failure

    The 'Edit Menu' function on the Applications Menu dialog, or 'Main Menu' icon in the Settngs Manager does launch the Main Menu editing dialog; I assume this is using alacarte.

    All manual edits made with the Main Menu dialog fail to take effect. However, an 'applications.menu' file is created in ~/.config which includes generic entries such as:

    <DefaultLayout inline="false"/>
    <Menu>
    <Name>alacarte-made-1</Name>
    <Directory>alacarte-made-1.directory</Directory>
    </Menu>

    regardless of the desired name of the new menu item entered in the editor.

    New applications installed with root-level installers do have their menu items show in the applications menu. Trying to use the Main Menu editor in su mode does not work either.

    This functionality works perfectly in Xubuntu 12.04. Not having this capability greatly reduces the quality and usability of Xubuntu - its worse than having to use Unity (worst-interface-ever).

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    Re: 12.10_x64 Menu Editor Failure

    This is not working for me either in xubuntu 12.10 64bit.

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    Re: 12.10_x64 Menu Editor Failure

    This cheeses me off.

    This menu problem has plagued XFCE since it came out and continues to be a problem. I loaded 'lxmed' as the XFCE website suggests and it still does not work.

    I am running 12.10 Xubuntu, on a cheap Gateway NV51B08u with a AMD dula-core C50 and AMD Radeon HD 6250.

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    Re: 12.10_x64 Menu Editor Failure

    Downgrade alacarte [menu editor]: remove alacarte [via synaptic] then download and install older version [I'm using ~0.13.2] from the deb file. Pros: alacarte works correctly, Cons: remember - DO NOT upgrade alacarte in update manager. Edit: And by not upgrading I mean locking package version in synaptic NOT deselecting it everytime update manager pops up . Other [cleaner] solution might be something like this - check if Quantal's alacarte version [3.5.5] is not missing some dependencies that were present in previous releases [I might do it some other time].
    Last edited by M__L; October 21st, 2012 at 05:21 PM. Reason: Additional info

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    Red face Re: 12.10_x64 Menu Editor Failure

    Quote Originally Posted by zaleksf View Post
    This functionality works perfectly in Xubuntu 12.04. Not having this capability greatly reduces the quality and usability of Xubuntu - its worse than having to use Unity (worst-interface-ever).
    Yeah I can confirm this bug also.

    This begs the question.. how did this get through QA????

    Seems like Xubuntu has succombed to Fedora disease.. packages are updated but stuff all testing.. what a shame.

    Guess I will have to fall back to Debian testing

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