forgot to mention...
You can also use "Aplication Finder' as a menu.
1. put in menu (drag and drop' (will create a launcher in menu)
2. right click on lets you change properties of launcher (I change to a LMint icon)
The App Finder use the default menu (so can change with 'alacarte' (must use from Setting.main menu)
The App finder was rewritten for XFCE 4.10 (preference button in app itself). I use large Icons and alacarte (have 'Favorites A launcher with multiple itiem menu and places plugin also on panel(before and after)
You can search from it.
You can change the size and it rembers now (4.10)
Default placement is upper left corner (works good I move panel to top and put new launcher on left anyways) but you can change default placement of windows in setting>Window Manager tweaks (will effect all windows thou.
I Can get a 'Quazi Mint Menu/Cinamon menu feel.
P.S. you can in 4.8 also but the prefernce button not present (tweaking alot harder)
Edited: Can't create catagories in alacarte (you can create menu itiems tho)