Let's make some deductive work ("Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth - Sherlock Holmes"
ggkraemer wrote:I'm new to Linux Mint and I like it.
Newcomers (like me) tend to choose the last version available, so it can be Lisa or LMDE.
ggkraemer wrote:I have added 15 programs to my favorites.
So, KDE, Gnome3 or MATE. LXDE and XFCE (without MintMenu) have no favourites "pane" in their menus (by default).
ggkraemer wrote:When I am on the desktop and click "Menu" in the lower left corner, a popup menu is displayed which extends past the top of my desktop.
So it's Gnome3+MGSE. It can't be KDE because its favourites have scrolling, nor MATE because it has MintMenu with favourites in two rows:
Jokes aside, you have two options if you want to keep your 15 favourites in your menu:
1) Use Mate as your DE (MintMenu),
2) Install Cinnamon with Classic Menu applet (check this: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=98316#p563978