I'm using xfce4, and when I do the following to edit the main menu:
Right click menu button -> select properties -> under menu file click "edit menu"
Nothing happens but receive erros in my ~/.xsession-errors file
File "/bin/alacarte", line 36, in <module>
File "/bin/alacarte", line 33, in main
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Alacarte/MainWindow.py", line 64, in run
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Alacarte/MainWindow.py", line 203, in loadMenus
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Alacarte/MainWindow.py", line 354, in on_menu_tree_cursor_changed
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Alacarte/MainWindow.py", line 217, in loadItems
for item, show in self.editor.getItems(menu):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Alacarte/MenuEditor.py", line 145, in getItems
item = item_iter.get_separator()
AttributeError: 'TreeIter' object has no attribute 'get_separator'
The reason I want to edit the main menu is to hide the "Other" sub-menu.
Is there a reported bug in editing the xfce4 main menu?
Do you have Alacarte installed? ,If not there are other programs you can use to edit Xfce menu: LXmenu or MenuLibre
Yes, alacarte is installed and it works when I switch back to my Gnome3 or Cinnamon desktop sessions. I'll give the other two a try. But do the install and work on Fedora 17?
Ok. Downloaded and installed lxmed to edit main menu. But here's is the problem. There is a sub-menu called "Other" which I don't want to be visible. But lxmed doesn't see or present this sub-menu in the editor. The existence of the "Other" sub-menu is really strange because its content is the list of screen savers from Xscreensaver plus a few other things. Where could this be coming from?
I got want I needed now. After fully reading the wiki page (http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu), I was able to rid my "Other" sub-menu of the xscreensaver *.desktop files. Now things look much better now.