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I have a question regarding the 'start' menu in gnome under mandriva 2007 (not spring edition). I right click on the menu choose edit, but I am not allowed to ...
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    Gnome menu editing


    I have a question regarding the 'start' menu in gnome under mandriva 2007 (not spring edition). I right click on the menu choose edit, but I am not allowed to do anything. I have a few launchers I would like to remove, and also reordering. So is there a way for me to unlock it so I can edit it as a user?
    When I do the same operation as root I am allowed to edit, but then of course it is editing root's menus. Any help appreciated.

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    You can edit Gnome menu with alacarte easily. I dont know if its pre-installed in Mandriva. Press Alt+F2 and type alacarte. In case it doesn't pop up, install it.
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    I am using alacarte, and as I said, it does not let me remove some items from the menu. I can add and then remove the items I've added, but I can not remove some items. And not easily reorder it. It seems like there is a setting that does not allow me to edit my menus, or something else is preventing me. Any further help is greatly appreciated

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    Check here to edit Menu manually.
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    That helped me!
    It seems that in mandriva (as opposed to the document you linked me to) the menu is stored under ~/.local/share/applications once I found that I could finally remove the launchers I did not want. So thank you for that!

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    Glad to help you !
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