How to add a program to the applications menu?

Charles xfce at
Tue Jul 12 12:12:54 CEST 2011

On 12/07/11 15:30, xfce-request at wrote:
> Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:44:49 +0100
> From: Chris G <cl at>
> To: xfce at
> Subject: How to add a program to the applications menu?
> Message-ID: <20110711154449.GA3203 at chris>
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> 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?
> -- Chris Green
Hello Chris :-)

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