How to edit the default Favorites in the Main menu? [SOLVED]

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How to edit the default Favorites in the Main menu? [SOLVED]

Postby Temporary Saint on Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:47 am

I'd like to remove a couple of icons from the Favorites bar of the Main Menu of Maya Cinnamon. Alacarte does not display them and right-clicking on them does not bring up a menu. So how do I delete them?

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Re: How to edit the default Favorites in the Main menu?

Postby remoulder on Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:15 pm

Have you tried right clicking? You cannot remove system icons.
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Re: How to edit the default Favorites in the Main menu?

Postby Temporary Saint on Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:09 pm

Yes I have. I just want to remove irc chat and the software manager. Right-clicking either one does nothing.

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Re: How to edit the default Favorites in the Main menu?

Postby remoulder on Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:19 pm

As I said, you cannot remove system items. You could perhaps directly edit the menu files but any changes are likely to be overwritten by updates.
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Re: How to edit the default Favorites in the Main menu?

Postby Temporary Saint on Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:21 pm

Ok. Thank you.
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Re: How to edit the default Favorites in the Main menu?

Postby caribriz on Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:57 pm

If you just want to remove Irc chat and Software Manager from your Favourites list ...

Click Menu > Administration > right-click Software Manager > click remove from Favourites
Click Menu > Internet > right-click XChat IRC > click remove from Favourites

But as remoulder says, you can't remove the system icons below the separator in this way.

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Re: How to edit the default Favorites in the Main menu?

Postby jfuk86 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:52 am

you can drag them of with mouse to remove them aswell so no need to go through the menus
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Re: How to edit the default Favorites in the Main menu?

Postby caribriz on Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:49 pm

jfuk86 wrote:you can drag them of with mouse to remove them aswell so no need to go through the menus

Just tried it - works like a charm.
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Re: How to edit the default Favorites in the Main menu? [SOL

Postby Temporary Saint on Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:39 am

D'oh, both methods work! So simple!

Thank you!

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Re: How to edit the default Favorites in the Main menu? [SOL

Postby barkusmasta on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:48 pm

What I found odd is that I wasn't able to remove items from said menu if I've uninstalled them. My first step after installing LM 14 was to remove firefox and install chromium. It was only after the fact that I discovered you cannot remove from favorites if said application is removed. I had to reinstall firefox, do the "Right-Click, Remove..." then remove firefox. I just found it rather annoying both that once something is uninstalled it's remains still exist in this menu as well as there's no simple "Right-click, remove..." ability on pre-existing items.
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Re: How to edit the default Favorites in the Main menu? [SOL

Postby lio256 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:56 am

barkusmasta wrote:What I found odd is that I wasn't able to remove items from said menu if I've uninstalled them.


Like a previous poster said, dragging favourites out of the left hand side of the menu also removes the icons, even if the applications are no longer installed.
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