Adding standard item to applications menu

system

#1

Following the context help to add menu categories - tick the box [eg games], no instruction given except tick the box. On closing NOTHING HAPPENS! What am I doing wrong?


#2

Before your new category can become operative, you must populate it - add or copy a launcher of some sort. Good luck xaire.


#3

So far so good. Created Games and added MakMKV. Which works through the
Games Menu OK.
BUT WINE, loaded after the Games Menu item added and working, loaded from
welcome/programs/games the launcher does not appear anywhere. WINE is
loaded - so it says -even welcome…, games does not offer a launcher. How
do I run WINE in Mate?


#4

On my side, I just get no ‘edit’ entry in that context menu, so I just cannot modify anything!
See the screenpring below (in french): I only get “help/remove from menu/(greyed ‘move’)/lock position”…
What did I miss??


#5

Another way to edit the Applications menu is to open System -> Preferences -> Look and Feel -> Main Menu. This allows you to use the mozo gui to add or change items in Applications. HTH Herve5.


#6

Thank you MDooley!
My issue : I don’t have this “main menu” item in that place :frowning:
Instead I only have super-simple settings, and then a “Mate tweak” that allows me to just show or not the three menus apps/places/system but not to edit/sort their contents…
And basically, I cannot right-click in one of them to edit categories etc.
Just an hour ago, I installed Dukto, to quickly exchange files with the old macintosh : the installer invented for it a new category, named “others”, which I just cannot rename, move or change in any way.


#7

Then try System -> Control Center -> Main Menu.


#8

I don’t have one “main menu” item either in system>control center
But I see there is one available in the standard Ubuntu app storage : I am tempted to install it…


#9

Try entering “mozo” in the terminal first.


#10

entering “mozo” in my (french) terminals gives a ‘no but…’ :

[email protected]:~$ mozo
Le programme « mozo » n’est pas encore installé. Vous pouvez l’installer en tapant :
sudo apt install mozo
[email protected]:~$

which means “mozo” is not installed but you can install it by typing…"


#11

I thought that mozo was included in all installations of Ubuntu MATE. Sorry for misleading you.


#12

You definitely didn’t mislead me! You helped me finding it -and now I installed it and everything works fine!
Thanks a lot!
H.


#13

I personally do not use WINE but several friends do. Please see the following -

HTH xaire.


#14

I’m not been able to run WINE yet. If you need time to answer my specific
query (repeated below), tell me so I can wait in peace

[So far so good. Created Games and added MakMKV. Which works through the
Games Menu OK.
BUT WINE, loaded after the Games Menu item added and working, loaded from
welcome/programs/games, the launcher does not appear anywhere. WINE is
loaded - so it says -even welcome/program/games does not offer a launcher.
How do I run WINE in Mate?]


#15

I’m sorry xaire, I’ll have nothing more to say about getting WINE to run so please don’t wait on me. I think that it is not so much getting WINE to run as getting something to run using WINE. Perhaps this will help somewhat -

Good luck xaire.