8 years ago
This is similar to the idea I just added, at http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/view/3962. Everybody has their own ideas regarding how best to organize the menu system and where to put app launchers, etc.. so I think that a framework needs to be written which allows easy user customizing of the menu system. This would be beneficial across all desktops, and indeed, across all flavors of Linux.
hacking /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/applications.list doesn't work. I found that out the hard way -.- You modify a config file that's inside a hidden directory:
remember to log out and log in to see the changes. --Mint 13 xfce
The MintMenu should be a little more configurable than it currently is.
You can hack the /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/applications.list removing or adding separators and or different .desktop items.
The MintMenu is written in python 2.0 so it is possible to modify.
Which version are you referring to? I have LXDE, and I don't see a search bar anywhere... Still gonna promote this because even though I haven't messed with it much, your idea makes sense. If you can add something that easily, it should be just as easy to delete it.
You can delete separators, but you have to directly edit the Mint Menu config file to do so. It does seem a strnage ommission to an otherwise excellent menu.
It seems to be actively developed though so these will at least be considered.