How to edit Dash entries using Main Menu

Main Menu
Main Menu

Since Ubuntu does not have the traditional Start menu, it is not obvious how to perform basic operations on the Dash. For example, to add or remove program entries to be launched from the Dash.

An easy way to edit the Dash entries is using the Main menu program. This program can be installed easily:

$ sudo apt-get install alacarte

Once installed, it can be opened from the Dash by typing Main menu or by typing alacarte at the terminal.

You can do these operations using Main Menu:

  • Add or remove program entries to launch from the Dash.
  • Change the icon. To do this click on the icon image shown for the program.
  • Specify if the program should be launched from a terminal.

Main Menu creates an entry by creating a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications.

Tried with: Main Menu 3.10 and Ubuntu 14.04

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