How to add a program to the applications menu?

houghi houghi at
Mon Jul 11 22:06:29 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 04:44:49PM +0100, Chris G wrote:
> I have just installed the (UK) Inland Revenue "Basic PAYE Tools" on my
> xubuntu 10.10 system, it works well and much faster than the Windows
> version did in VirtualBox.
> However it has sullied my desktop by sticking an icon there and anyway
> it's often hidden because I don't believe the desktop is the place for
> starting programs from.
> It hasn't installed itself in any of the menus, is there any reasonably
> straightforward way of making custom additions to the program menus?  Or
> is the only way to install something somewhere down in /etc/xdg/menus?

Unfortunatly the menu's are written in something that is not easy for a
human to edit. I believe that will change in 2.8 or at least I hope so.
For now we are 'forced' to do it by hand.

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