garda wrote:The applet you are talking about should have already been installed by default and is called 'Menu Bar'.
Yes, but I don't want all the menus provided
The confusion may be due to the fact that I use Xfce. On that the places plugin is shown automatically when you right click the panel bar and select Add new item, it doesn't have to be dwonloaded from anywhere, it is already there you just have to add it (if it isn't on your panel by default). You can then, to a certain extent anyway, configure what appears in Places simply by adding or removing ticks in its properties panel - you can choose between 4 items, 2 of which are what you want. Maybe it is different in Gnome.
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532. Intel i5 processor, 6Gb ram, Intel HD3000 graphics, Intel Audio/wifi. Realtek RTL8111/8168B Ethernet.Lubuntu 13.10,Ubuntu12.10 (Unity), Mint16 (Cinnamon), Manjaro (Xfce).