Items created in Main Menu editor do not display in Main Menu editor

Bug #1198235 reported by David Bolton on 2013-07-05
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alacarte (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce bug:
1. Main menu > Settings > Main Menu
2. Click "New Item"
3. Fill in a name and a command
4. Click Create

Actual behavior: The new menu item appears in the actual main menu, but not in the "Main Menu" editor. There is no way to edit the newly created item, and no way to delete it since it is not listed in the editor.

Expected behavior: The new menu item should appear both in the main menu, and the "Main Menu" editor.

Ubuntu Studio 13.04 (64-bit)

Len Ovens (len-ovenwerks) wrote :

Application bugs should be against the application and not the distribution. Most applications have an about dialog that gives the actual application name. I think this application is alacarte, could you check? The way to get the best bug report is to run ubuntu-bug <application name> from the terminal. That way system information is automatically collected.

BTW there is an XFCE menu editor coming "real soon now" that will replace alacarte.

David Bolton (davidkbolton) wrote :

Len Ovens: There is no about dialog and the Help button just leads to an error message (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntustudio/+bug/1198232 ). But it does look like the screenshot of alacarte on Wikipedia.

David Bolton (davidkbolton) wrote :

Second attempt at marking as "Package: alacarte"

affects: ubuntustudio → alacarte (Ubuntu)
David Bolton (davidkbolton) wrote :

I found the relevant files on the system and can manually delete or edit as needed. All that is needed is for "Main Menu" editor to search this file location:

/home/USERNAME/.local/share/applications/alacarte-made.desktop
/home/USERNAME/.local/share/applications/alacarte-made-1.desktop
/home/USERNAME/.local/share/applications/alacarte-made-2.desktop
...

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in alacarte (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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