Ubuntu – How to show in menu apps of different desktop environments


I have installed different environment flavours (Unity, Mate, Xfce, KDE…) on my machine. I have set on login to use Xfce. But there are some apps/software in the other environments which I would like to use without doing a logout/login to that other desktop and without trying to discover what that particular program's command is so I can run it from terminal right from Xfce.

I would like to have all those apps listed in my menu, in an automated way (So "create every shortcut entry from scratch" answers should be excluded).

Best Answer

You can use alacarte to edit the app menu. It's not like making every shortcut from scratch, neither is it automated...

In some versions of alacarte, software from other desktop environments are also shown...