I don't have a /local/share/applications folder.
viking777 wrote:I don't have a /local/share/applications folder.
I think you will find it is a typo and should be dot local ie ~/.local/share/applications (ie show hidden files/folders in your file manager).
grizzler wrote:Sorry, I assumed someone with over 400 postings would know what the tilde (~) stood for in filenames (your home directory). My mistake.
Look at your home directory. I.e. /home/username. There you will find the .local folder (i.e. /home/username/.local).
grizzler wrote:The freedesktop.org menu system maintained through Alacarte can be quite a handful if you want it to behave. And then I'm not even mentioning how certain developers screwed their users over with the current implementation in Gnome3, totally ignoring certain parts of the standard because that's the way they want it to be (who cares about following official specifications anyway...).
In the menu system nothing is ever really deleted - it just gets marked as deleted (there's a reason for this which actually makes sense, but I won't go into that now). If you want to get rid of annoying left overs, you have to manually remove the corresponding .desktop files from /usr/share/applications or ~/.local/share/applications or one of their subdirectories.
I don't know about PlayOnLinux, but Wine installs its .desktop files only in the user's directory (i.e. a subdirectory of ~/.local/share/applications). The last time I installed Wine, they ended up in ~/.local/share/applications/wine. Removing that entire subdirectory should do the trick. You may also want to remove any files with names starting with wine- from ~/.config/menus/applications-merged and ~/.local/share/desktop-directories.
Be careful not to remove too much! It's very easy to mess up your entire menu by deleting the wrong thing or making a mistake while manually editing the main menu files in ~/.config/menus.
Edit: another word of caution. My suggestion is based on the normal implementation of the menu standard that the Gnome desktop used to have. I have no idea how much Cinnemon deviates from that.
Edit 2: corrected typos.
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