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Old 06-27-2007, 12:25 AM   #1
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Removing Meny Items


I am trying to uninstall a program. I uninstalled it, but it left the menu items there. I tried right clicking the bar and clicking edit menu items and tried using alacarte, but nothing is working. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 01:58 AM   #2
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Try logging out and in first, or killing the panel (after which it should resurrect). In some cases I've found that after installing a program the menu entry doesn't come up right away, or after removing it won't disappear right away, but after a small wait.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 06:05 AM   #3
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It's a bug in the program. Can you tell us which program?

Actually alacarte cannot work. It doesn't ask for administrator password (afaik, I'm not using gnome). The user is not allowed to remove entries to the menu, that's on every OS. Also it would create an incoherence if you only remove the menu entry and not the software.

Manually, as ROOT:
You need to remove the .desktop file of the application from:
/usr/share/applications
or
/usr/local/share/applications

At user level, these are the ones that the USER added (through nautilus for example or manually)
$HOME/.local/share/application
These files are called xxx-usercustom.desktop on debian and xxx-usercreated.desktop on Fedora.


edit:
wait, there is this in gnome:
system-> preferences -> appareance -> main menu -> Modify applications displayed in menu. using alacarte.
sorry for confusion

Last edited by nx5000; 06-27-2007 at 06:08 AM.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 12:37 PM   #4
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I am removing wine. I am going to reinstall it, but it left the menu there and all the sub-menus of games and such I installed.

I will try that and see what I get.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 02:18 PM   #5
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Thanks, I got it to work.
 
  


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