unable to delete items in menulibre

Bug #1513590 reported by Morgan Pugh on 2015-11-05
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
menulibre (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am unable to edit the application menu in Xubuntu 15.10. Menulibre says I do not have permission when I hover over the Delete button. Menulibre will not run as root (by design) so I am not sure exactly how I am supposed to edit the menu :)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: menulibre 2.1.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-17.21-generic 4.2.3
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Thu Nov 5 19:22:13 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-11-05 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: menulibre
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Morgan Pugh (morgan-pugh) wrote :
Kev Bowring (flocculant) on 2015-11-05
tags: added: xenial xubuntu-exp
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in menulibre (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :

If you move a previously undeletable item up or down, outside it's group - the delete button becomes available. Confirmation dialogue shows. This lets you confirm the deletion but nothing actually happens.

Pasi Lallinaho (knome) wrote :

I believe it might help if you pointed out which launcher you are trying to delete; is it a system-created one? User-created? Created by another application? Where is the .desktop file for the launcher located?

Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :

I tried to delete half a dozen or so - the only ones that I could 'really' delete were items that I had created.

Morgan Pugh (morgan-pugh) wrote :

Logging out and back in again seems to "fix" the main menu updating.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu Package testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: package-qa-testing
Changed in menulibre (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

Instead of deleting the launcher (indeed, it's a system-wide launcher), try making it hidden using the "Hide from menus" option.

Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :

Right - however.

Move an undeleteable item up or down outside it's category - then you can delete it.

Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :

no - seems it just appears to ask the right questions - nothing gets deleted

Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

Correct. Other menu editors may use "delete" as the terminology, but they are only hiding the launcher from the menus. MenuLibre is functioning correctly in this case.

Changed in menulibre:
status: New → Invalid
Sean Davis (bluesabre) on 2016-04-14
Changed in menulibre (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
M (nefilims) wrote :

This also affects me with Xubuntu 16.04 up-to-date.
The 'delete item' button is not available (greyed out) and I hover over it, it says I don't have the permissions to do so.
Moving an item out of its category shows the delete button available but when it is pressed (and after confirmation that you want to delete), the item is still there and the delete button not available again.

This is annoying, I have duplicate menu items (all LibreOffice entrances) and wish to delete them.

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