MenuLibre

An advanced menu editor that provides modern features in a clean, easy-to-use interface.  All without GNOME dependencies, so even lightweight systems can benefit from the sanity that MenuLibre offers.  MenuLibre is your one-stop shop for menus in Linux, whether you use Gnome, LXDE, XFCE, or Unity.

Features

  • A beautiful interface powered by the latest version of GTK+
  • Create new launchers, or modify existing ones with complete control over common settings and access to advanced settings
  • Add, remove, and adjust quicklists: powerful shortcuts available to Unity and other desktop environments.
  • Edit user menus or administer system menus that are accessible to all users

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Download

MenuLibre is available for Linux.  Ubuntu users (12.04 and 12.10) can easily install the latest version from the MenuLibre PPA.  Open a terminal and enter the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:menulibre-dev/devel
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install menulibre

If you’re not using Ubuntu, you can download the latest package at the MenuLibre Launchpad project page.

Reviews

17 thoughts on “MenuLibre”

  1. and. .. I didn’t find how to uninstall it either.
    (Why uninstall: because it doesn’t show all my menu’s so it seems pretty worthless.)

  2. Hello Marcelloh,

    If you’re running Gnome, Unity, or Xfce, you can find MenuLibre as “Menu Editor” in the respective Settings Manager.  I just released an updated version that should find all applications and work as you would expect.  Hope you have better luck with it the next time you try it.

    Thanks!

  3. Hi, i just installed on Lubuntu, but I can not see a way to launch it, it is not on the menu and if I try to launch it on a terminal with ‘menulibre’ it says order not found, but I am sure I have installed it. Any clues?

    1.  Ok it was located on /opt and It works launching it from there, but shouldn’t you also provide a link in /usr/bin?

      1. Hi David,

        Applications that are prepared by quickly and uploaded to the Ubuntu Software Center/PPA are installed in /opt/extras.ubuntu.com.

        I may be be able to create a link in /usr/bin, but I need to check into that.

  4. I have just been trying this on a Cinnamon 1.6 desktop running on a basic Ubuntu 12.04 system. It looks very good indeed and is much flexible than the editor built into Cinnamon or Alacarte. There are a few anomalies in the Categories used but nothing major which stops it already being a useful application. 

    Have you thought of extending menulibre to fully support the Cinnamon Desktop which already has a huge support, especially from those who do not like the direction that Gnome and Ubuntu Unity are taking.

  5. Is there a way to change the menu structure; I mean, add/delete menus and submenus. With Alacarte isnot possible now under Ubuntu 12.10.

    1. An interested Fedora maintainer might have to step up for that role.  I know its been packaged in Arch and Gentoo by individuals interested in the project.

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