MenuLibre 2.0.7 and 2.1.0 Released

Ubuntu Feature Freeze is always exciting. New stable (2.0.7) and development (2.1.0) versions of MenuLibre are now available. Several bugs have been fixed, and the new development release begins to show a modern spin on the UI.

What’s New?

MenuLibre 2.0.7 is a bugfix release, and 2.1.0 builds on top of that release with several improvements.


  • Disable running as the root user. This has caused many issues and often led to corrupt menus. No more!
  • Fix installation under C locale (LP: #1460472)
  • Support psutil 3.0.1 (LP: #1474484)
  • Use string values for GtkEntry (LP: #1430613)
  • Support launcher subdirectories (LP: #1313682)


  • Updated artwork, courtesy of Simon Steinbeiß
  • Refactored several components to improve code quality and maintainability
  • Exit with Ctrl+Q
  • New widgets: GtkApplicationWindow, GtkHeaderbar, GtkStackSwitcher
  • Improved Name and Comment entry
  • Improved Executable and Working Directory entry
  • Improved theme integration with Adwaita and elementary
  • Removed deprecated widgets and properties (Gtk 3.14)
  • Removed intermediate icon selection


MenuLibre 2.1.0 when run as root
MenuLibre can no longer be run as the root user.
MenuLibre 2.1.0 in Xubuntu
MenuLibre now uses a Headerbar and says goodbye to several custom widgets.
MenuLibre 2.1.0 with better text entry
GtkEntries support clickable action buttons, which MenuLibre now fully utilizes.
MenuLibre 2.1.0 with quicker icon selection
When selecting an icon, the intermediate view is gone, removing a needless step.
Searching in MenuLibre 2.1.0
Search is still fast and produces relevant results.
Adwaita GTK theme with MenuLibre 2.1.0
Without the custom widget mess, MenuLibre now shines with the Adwaita GTK theme.


The latest version of MenuLibre can be downloaded from Launchpad.  2.0.7 can be found in Debian unstable.  Ubuntu 15.10 “Wily Werewolf” users can install MenuLibre 2.1.0 from the repositories:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install menulibre