How to edit Linux Mint start menu

Gnome Menu vs. Linux Mint MenüMeanwhile, I have used Linux Mint for a few weeks and I’m in between, of course, repeatly encountered one or another obstacle. One of them is for example the fact that some programs that are installed by the shell, are only visible to the the Gnome menu, but aren’t showing up in Linux Mint start menu. How to fix this, I want to show you today. (Who does not know the difference between Linux Mint start menu and the Gnome menu should simply click once on the little picture above-left of the article.)

The solution for the problem is a little program called “alacarte”, which you can install by Linux Mint’s software management. After installation, you can freely manage (delete, add and categorize) the entries in the Linux Mint start menu.

alacarte Softwareverwaltung      

A little hint at the end – if “alacarte” isn’t found after installation, just search for “main menu” in the Start menu. Everything else should ne clarified by the four screenshots above this paragraph. However, if you still have questions, just write me a comment.


  1. Herisays:

    Drag and Drop in LINUX mint 18.3 Cinnamon not supported

  2. Gophersays:

    ‘Main Menu’ bundled into Mint 17, but neither it nor ‘alacarte’ allow me to actually move things around. Maybe a permission issue?

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