Applications Editor

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Downloads:
AUR
v2.0 (DEB)
v2.0 (bin)

What's it?
It's a simple Linux tool to edit the .desktop files relating applications of your menu.
Unlike XAME this program is compatible with every DE that use "*.desktop" files from /usr/share/applications and ~/.local/share/applications.

Changelog
v2.0:
  • Changed the development environment from Gambas2 to Gambas3
v1.2:
  • Fixed a bug that brought the program to crash when the folder ~/.local/share/applications did not exist.
v1.1:
  • Fixed a bug that did not show the applications in the listbox after a reloading

v1.0:
  • Possibility to edit all applications found in /usr/share/applications and ~/.local/share/applications
  • Possibility to filter found applications by main categories.
  • A quick editor to edit all main options of the .desktop file (for amateur users)
  • An advanced textual editor to edit any option of the .dekstop file (for expert users)
  • Possibility to add new applications
  • Possibility to delete the .desktop files of unwanted applications.
  • First public release: yet not fully tested, please report to me any bug.


Installation
-On Archlinux use the package on AUR.
-On Debian based distros (ex. Ubuntu and derivates) use the DEB package.
-About all other distros:
  1. Install the dependencies:
    gambas3-gb-image, gambas3-gb-gtk,

    gambas3-gb-qt4, gambas3-gb-form
  2. Note: gambas3-gb-qt4 is optional, install it only if you need the QT support for KDE.
  3. Download the package containing the binaries (bin)
  4. Give the execution rights to the binary file:
    chmod +x ApplicationsEditor.gambas
  5. Run the binary file double-clicking on it or typing in a terminal:
    ./ApplicationsEditor.gambas


Thanks:
  • To Gambas creators.
  • To my girlfriend for her infinite patience.