Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    England
    Beans
    181
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    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!

    Susan
    Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz 1.5GB RAM
    Xubuntu 12.04
    Computers are my mid-life crisis - it could have been worse!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Beans
    9

    Re: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04


  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Lake Placid, Florida, USA
    Beans
    1,998
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

    menu-libre

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    England
    Beans
    181
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    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?

    Susan
    Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz 1.5GB RAM
    Xubuntu 12.04
    Computers are my mid-life crisis - it could have been worse!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Lake Placid, Florida, USA
    Beans
    1,998
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    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

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    England
    Beans
    181
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    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.

    Susan
    Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz 1.5GB RAM
    Xubuntu 12.04
    Computers are my mid-life crisis - it could have been worse!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Somewhere...
    Beans
    1,543
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

    Re: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

    Have you tried Alacarte? You can hide/remove entries with it. I use it extensively, but I'm not sure if it works with LXDE, so give it a try.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends alacarte
    The --no-install-recommends flag is for NOT pulling in gnome-shell and gnome-panel.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Bombay
    Beans
    5,185
    Distro
    Lubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    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.
    de gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum -- Wiktionary

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Lake Placid, Florida, USA
    Beans
    1,998
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    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.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    England
    Beans
    181
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: changing the menu in Lubuntu 12.04

    I think the problem may be that this is my netbook, with a tiny screen and I am not getting the bottom of the page.
    Thanks for all the advice guys, but I think they all amount to more trouble than I want to get into - the aim was to save time!

    Thanks anyway,

    Susan
    Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz 1.5GB RAM
    Xubuntu 12.04
    Computers are my mid-life crisis - it could have been worse!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •