Editing menu entries
Unfortunately Lubuntu does not provide a graphical way of editing the menu, so this has to be done "by hand". The process is very easy however, and all you need to do is to create a .desktop file. These files are normally placed in:
User specific entries are placed in:
Here is an example called matlab.desktop:
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Type=Application Name=Matlab GenericName=Matlab R2010b Comment=The Language of Technical Computing Exec=matlab -desktop Icon=/usr/local/MATLAB/R2010b/matlab_icon.png Terminal=false StartupNotify=false Categories=Development
[Desktop Entry] - Indicates that this file is a .desktop file.
Encoding=UTF-8 - UTF-8 encoding is used.
Type=Application - Desktop file is starting an application.
Name=Matlab - Displayed name in the menu.
GenericName=Matlab R2010b - Description of the entry.
Comment=The Language of Technical Computing - Comment will be displayed when hovering above entry.
Exec=matlab -desktop - Path of binary (with flag) that will executed.
Icon=/usr/local/MATLAB/R2010b/matlab_icon.png - Path to icon to be used.
Terminal=false - The program will not run in a terminal.
StartupNotify=false - Startup notification is turned off.
Categories=Development - Specifies the categories in which the entry will be placed in the menu. Several categories are specified with a semicolon between them, e.g. Development;Education , a list of standard categories can be seen here.
Note: You may have to log out or restart LXPanel for changes to take effect.