Hiding unwanted .desktop entries from the menu

Problem: There are a few desktop entries that I do not want to be shown in the menu.
Solution: I used to just delete them from /usr/share/applications, but apparently there was a smarter way. Just open the .desktop file, e.g. /usr/share/applications/CMake.desktop and add the NoDisplay option:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=CMake
Comment=Cross-platform buildsystem
Exec=cmake-gui %f
Icon=CMakeSetup32.png
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Categories=Development;
StartupNotify=true
MimeType=application/x-cmakecache;
NoDisplay=true

Save and it should disappear from the menu.

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  1. Pingback: Local .desktop files | slackalaxy

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