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Adam Bieńkowski

Edit application menu

Edit application entries shown in application menu and their properties.

Features include:

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Note: This app is only available for elementary OS 5.1 Hera. If you’re on elementary OS 6 Odin, it will not appear in AppCenter. You can reach out to the developer and ask that they update it for OS 6.

What's New:

1.1.1 – Apr 17, 2020

This release includes translation updates:

  • Dutch translation (Heimen Stoffels)
  • Spanish, Catalan translation (Adolfo Jayme-Barrientos)
  • Japanese translation (Ryo Nakano)
  • French translation (Nathan Bonnemains, dabou)
  • Turkish translation (Serdar Sağlam)
  • Russian translation (Camellan)
  • Lithuanian translation (welaq)
  • Italian translation
1.1.0 – Aug 11, 2018

This release includes added support for elementary OS Juno, miscellaneous improvements and new translations:

  • German translation (ChristianPauly)
  • Japanese translation (Ryo Nakano)
  • Brazilian Portuguese translation (Filipe de Almeida Garrett)

New features:

  • It is now possible to create a menu entry directly from the file manager: right click on an executable file and choose "Create a Menu Entry"
  • New shortcuts added:
  • Ctrl+N: Create a new menu entry
  • Ctrl+F: Focus the search entry
  • Ctrl+D: Duplicate selected entry


  • Some strings are not displayed in translated languages (Ryo Nakano)
  • Improper escaping of special characters in display name and description
1.0.0 – Jan 15, 2018

This release contains many new features and bug fixes as well as added suport for translations:

  • French translation (dabou)
  • Russian translation (Cammelan)
  • Spanish translation (Juan Gómez Carrillo)

New features:

  • Added a button to duplicate a specifc application entry
  • New "Advanced" section: add a new "Uses Notitifications" key


  • Fixed crashes when saving an entry with an equal sign in it's command line property
  • Sometimes deleting a local entry would cause it to stay in the sidebar until the next launch
  • Sometimes creating a new entry caused a crash
  • The page would not update after saving the entry


  • Save unsaved entries when quitting the application
  • Clear the search entry when creating a new application entry
0.9.3 – Aug 20, 2017

New features:

  • Added a button to open the entry in a text editor
  • Added a switch to show hidden entries (disabled by default)


  • Fixed some applications like Inkscape not saving their name properly
  • The main window can be now maximized
0.9.2 – Aug 15, 2017

Add meson dependency to debian packaging

0.9.1 – Aug 15, 2017

Fix debian packaging

0.9.0 – Aug 15, 2017

Initial release