MenuLibre 2.2.0 Released

After 2.5 years of on-again/off-again development, a new stable release of MenuLibre is now available! This release includes a vast array of changes since 2.0.7 and is recommended for all users.

MenuLibre 2.2.0 Released

What’s New?

Since MenuLibre 2.0.7, the previous stable release.


  • Support for Budgie, Cinnamon, EDE, KDE Plasma, LXQt, MATE, and Pantheon desktop environments
  • Version 1.1 of the Desktop Entry specification is now supported
  • Improved KeyFile backend for better file support

New Features

  • Integrated window identification for the StartupWmClass key
  • New dialog and notification for reviewing invalid desktop entries
  • New button to test launchers without saving
  • New button to sort menu directory contents alphabetically
  • Subdirectories can now be added to preinstalled system paths
  • Menu updates are now delayed to prevent file writing collisions

Interface Updates

  • New layout preferences! Budgie, GNOME, and Pantheon utilize client side decorations (CSD) while other desktops continue to use server side decorations (SSD) with a toolbar and menu.
  • Simplified and easier-to-use widgets for Name, Comment, DBusActivatable, Executable, Hidden, Icon, and Working Directory keys
  • Hidden items are now italicized in the treeview
  • Directories are now represented by the folder icon
  • Updated application icon


Source tarball (md5, sig)

Available on Debian Testing/Unstable and Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver”. Included in Xubuntu 18.04.