How to fix LiClipse menus in Ubuntu

Posted by techstonia on March 20, 2014

LiClipse is a lightweight Eclipse for (mainly) Python development. For some people the LiClipse menus won’t work out of the box in Ubuntu. Since I spent quite a bit of time tracking this problem down I might as well make a post about it.

Find your liclipse.desktop file by opening terminal and typing:

sudo find / -name liclipse.desktop

The output of the command on my setup was:


Edit the liclipse.desktop file by typing

sudo -H gedit /home/kire/.local/share/applications/liclipse.desktop

Then replace the line starting with “Exec=” with a following line

Exec=env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= /opt/liclipse/LiClipse

NB! The “Exec=” line might be very long so don’t be intimidated by deleting this.

Save the file.

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