I have been trying out LXQT after some Plasma 5 upgrades went sour on me and there seems to be no way to edit the graphical menu via the customary right-click on the start menu. Searching the web gives the impression that there isn't a built-in one.

Am I missing some tool or is there no menu editor actually built into LXQT/LXDE?

  • First hit on DuckDuckGo: wiki.lxde.org/en/Main_Menu
    – Peschke
    Oct 16, 2016 at 1:53
  • @Peschke that seems like a reasonable-enough answer to me; would you like to convert your comment into an Answer?
    – Jeff Schaller
    Oct 20, 2016 at 23:07
  • @JeffSchaller: Sure.
    – Peschke
    Oct 22, 2016 at 9:11

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From the LXDE Wiki:

The Menu-plugin is part of the LXPanel and follows the standards of freedesktop.org. The Menu-plugin does not provide graphical editing of the menu itself therefore external tools should be used.

  • The PCManFM can be used now to edit menu - since version 1.2.0 all the menu editing operations are supported in Applications folder, except for separators (being a file manager, PCManFM shows only folders and applications, ignoring any separators).

  • The Alacarte is well known menu editor from GNOME project written in Python.

  • One can download and compile LXMED, a menu editor for LXDE written in Java, which requires GKSU.

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