Alacarte app menu editor busted in Debian and other linux distros

Can't move menu items with alacarte in gnome on Debian Wheezy. Solution is to manuallly edit the menu XML file:

Menu XML found here: ~/.config/menus/

Application .desktop files are found in the home directory:

For all users:


Now why the heck are the alacarte-made-x.desktop files hidden in Nautilus ? Changing their permissions to 755 made them visible in Nautilus again. WTF ? If anyone has the answer to that riddle I would love to hear it.

James Horvath Gooey Website