MenuLibre 2.2.0 Released

After 2.5 years of on-again/off-again development, the MenuLibre 2.2.0 stable release is now available! This release includes many changes since 2.0.7 and is recommended for all users.

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 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)

MenuLibre 2.2.0 is available on Debian Testing/Unstable and Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver.” It’s included in Xubuntu 18.04.