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WhiteRider
P: 37
Hi folks! I have setup an Ubuntu system recently and I have came across a silly problem. I installed a game and its a link to it has appeared in Games part of the Applicaton menu. When I right-click it I don't have the option to remove it (which I want to do).

Does anyone know how to remove these links in the Application menu? I know how to do it in KDE. Also does anyone know how to do this through a Terminal rather than graphically (altho this is not essential) cos I'm normally connected to it through SSH more than at it locally. Thanks.
Oct 8 '07 #1
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WhiteRider
P: 37
Nevermind I found a program called alacarte that provides a GUI with all the icons for each menu and sub menu. You can uncheck boxes of the icons you don't want anymore and they're gone.
Oct 9 '07 #2

Motoma
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Nevermind I found a program called alacarte that provides a GUI with all the icons for each menu and sub menu. You can uncheck boxes of the icons you don't want anymore and they're gone.
KDE also has its own menu editor. If you right click on the KDE launcher menu (the "Start" menu for KDE), there should be an option to edit the menu.

I don't remember off the top of my head where the application menu configuration is stored, but you could find it pretty easily using the find command. Try doing this:
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  1. find / -name "Some Long Winded Launcher Icon Name"
  2.  
And you should come up with the location for the structure.
Oct 9 '07 #3

WhiteRider
P: 37
Yeah I've been using KDE ever since I converted to Linux. This is the first time I've used Gnome. Personally I prefer KDE as I've never had any trouble working out how to customize its looks.
Oct 9 '07 #4

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