AppEditor – Simple Tool To Edit Application Menu Entries

Last updated: January 17, 2024

AppEditor is an open-source tool allows you to edit application entries shown in application menu and their properties.

AppEditor features:

  • Hide and show applications from the application menu
  • Create new application entries
  • Change application’s display name, icon and more

How to Install AppEditor in Ubuntu 18.04 / Higher:

UPDATE Jan, 2024: The steps below will install the Flatpak package, but it’s OLD. For the latest version, the only way is building from source.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu.

2. Paste below command and run to install flatpak framework:

sudo apt-get install flatpak

3. Add flathub repository, which hosts a large list of flatpak applications:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

4. Finally install AppEditor via command:

flatpak install flathub com.github.donadigo.appeditor

Once installed, launch the software from application menu and enjoy!


To remove AppEditor flatpak package, run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall com.github.donadigo.appeditor


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2 responses to AppEditor – Simple Tool To Edit Application Menu Entries

  1. So frustrating. So here we are as predicted with yet more fragmentation on the Linux desktop. I’d like to use this app, seeing as Alacarte no longer seems to work on Ubuntu 20.04. But I have to install flatpak. We already have snaps and debs on Ubuntu. I don’t want to install yet another protocol just for one app.


  2. flatpak is cringe February 24, 2022 at 2:26 am

    flatpak more like lamepak