Installing Moneydance in Ubuntu 9.10

brandonmccomic's Avatar


13 Jan, 2010 10:00 PM

I am having trouble installing Moneydance in Ubuntu 9.10. I have Sun Java 6 installed and ready to go. I am downloading Moneydance without Java. I can extract files and run the program. It just doesnt appear to be " Installed" on the computer under the Applications tab. Is there a command line or something else that I may be missing? Thanks.

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 13 Jan, 2010 10:20 PM

    Ben Spencer's Avatar

    Hi Brandon

    To add a launcher for moneydance to the GNOME menu:

    Right click the applications menu and select “Edit Menus”.

    The Menu editor will appear.

    Select the sub menu you want to put the launcher in by clicking on it on the left hand list e.g. "Office".

    Click the "+New Item" button on the right.

    Enter "Moneydance" as the name.

    For the launch command browse to the location of the Moneydance directory and select the Moneydance start up file.(the default install locations in your home folder) My user name is bhspencer so the launch command in my case is


    See the attached screen shot

    Click OK

    Click Close.

    That should be it.


    Ben Spencer

  2. 2 Posted by brandonmccomic on 14 Jan, 2010 12:54 AM

    brandonmccomic's Avatar

    Thanks Ben!
    That was the trick I didn't know. I was able to get it placed in the Applications tab and it launches Great! Many thanks for the quick reply! Problem Solved!!



  3. 3 Posted by brandonmccomic on 14 Jan, 2010 12:55 AM

    brandonmccomic's Avatar

    Problem Solved! Thanks Ben!

  4. Ben Spencer closed this discussion on 17 Jan, 2010 05:41 PM.

Comments are currently closed for this discussion. You can start a new one.

Keyboard shortcuts


? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac