Applications Editor
Preview Status
Discontinued Discontinued

Applications Editor is 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.

  1. Install the dependencies:
    gambas3-gb-image, gambas3-gb-gtk,gambas3-gb-qt4, gambas3-gb-form

    Note: gambas3-gb-qt4 is optional, install it only if you need the QT support for KDE.

  2. Download the package containing the binaries (BIN)
  3. Give the execution rights to the binary file:
    chmod +x ApplicationsEditor.gambas
  4. Run the binary file double-clicking on it or typing in a terminal:
  • Changed the development environment from Gambas2 to Gambas3
  • Fixed a bug that brought the program to crash when the folder ~/.local/share/applications did not exist.
  • Fixed a bug that did not show the applications in the listbox after a reloading
  • 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.
  • To Gambas creators.
  • To my girlfriend for her infinite patience.