There are various reasons why orphaned menu items can remain after package removal and need to be fixed in the package.
In order to investigate the bug, it can help to see the exact path of the
.desktop file. Unfortunately there are several folders where these files can be and one can not see from the filename directly which file belongs to an menu item.
On this test machine, a broken Thunderbird package did not remove its icon on package removal (the picture shows a Mate Desktop screenshot from an application menu with a sketch of the information needed):
I would like to see which .desktop files are responsible for each menu item.
Is there for example a tool, which can show the full path when hovering the menu items?
Edit: I am not looking for the list of paths where
.desktop files are stored on a special distribution. I am looking for the path of one special (or all) menu item.