[xubuntu-users] How can I edit the whisker menu

Lutz Andersohn landersohn at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 16:27:27 UTC 2016

On Tue, 2016-03-01 at 21:09 -0800, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> I'm baffled by the whisker menu.  I want to edit what's in it, but I'm
> having little luck.  I'm not even sure what doc to read.
> So, of course, I right-clicked on the icon, and went to Edit
> Applications.  On expanding "System" I see a long list of
> applications, including Menu Editor, which sounded promising.  But
> despite appearing in the list for System, it does not appear in the
> actual whisker menu under System and I don't see any option to make it
> do so.  If I can't do that, I don't have much hope of adding anything
> that's actually new.
> So what obvious thing is it that I'm missing?  I think what I'm
> looking for should be obvious, and I'm afraid I missed the obvious
> (this is more and more frequent as I get older).
> -- 
> Kevin O'Gorman
> #define QUESTION ((bb) || (!bb))   /* Shakespeare */
> Please consider the environment
> before printing this email.

Whisker menu assembles the menu from the various *.desktop files it
Adding a custom item is very easy using MenuLibre: MenuLibre essentially
creates a *.desktop file and Whisker picks it up.
I do that all the time.


Lutz Andersohn

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