Chapter 4. Menu Reference

Most actions in the menubar are also available in the context menu opened with a right mouse button click on an item in the tree view.

FileNew Item... (Ctrl+N)

Adds new menu item.

FileNew Submenu...

Adds new submenu.

FileSave (Ctrl+S)

Saves the menu

FileQuit (Ctrl+Q)

Quits KMenuEdit.

EditMove Up

Moves the selected item up in its submenu.

EditMove Down

Moves the selected item down in its submenu.

EditCut (Ctrl+X)

Cuts the current menu item to the clipboard. If you want to move menu item, you should first cut it to the clipboard, move to the destination place using the left panel, and use the Paste function to paste the menu item from the clipboard.

EditCopy (Ctrl+C)

Copies the current menu item to the clipboard. You can later use the Paste function to paste the copied menu item from the clipboard to its destination. You can paste the same item many times.

EditPaste (Ctrl+V)

Paste menu item from the clipboard to currently selected place in the main menu. You must first use Cut or Copy before you can Paste.

EditDelete (Del)

Deletes currently selected menu item.


Opens submenu to sort selected submenu or all menu tree. There are two sorting methods implemented, namely, by the name and by the description.

EditRestore to System Menu

This will restore the application launcher as it was as default and remove all your custom settings. A message box will ask you if you really want to do that.

KMenuEdit has the common KDE Settings and Help menu items, for more information read the sections about the Settings Menu and Help Menu of the KDE Fundamentals.