HansRuesch wrote:Is there a way of removing the "All Applications" entry? I simply do not have any use for it.
I don't use this entry either, and I suspect nobody would be opposed to an option to turn it off, as it would probably make the applet load slightly faster.
Is it possible to have the search box search not just for applications but also for miscellaneous files?
I put it to the developers after demonstrating filesystem searching $PATH (as the Alt+F2 "Run" dialog does) and filesystem access and the resounding sentiment was that matching files and folders from $PATH is too much, and results in too many duplicate menu entries. However there was no argument against matching direct path names, e.g. typing "/usr" into the search bar, so this has been implemented and is awaiting a merge. As you type a path into the search bar it will show matching files and folders on the right side. You can press Tab to autocomplete and Return to open the selected folder. This purposely does not function as a directory browser, but does let you autocomplete your way to your destination.
Originally I was experimenting with having a right-click context menu, but that really convoluted things. We need to leave all of the more advanced filesystem operations to Nemo/Nautilus or the menu applet will be a PITA to maintain. Anyway, I expect it'll hit the master branch in 1-2 weeks, and sometime after that hit the shelves in the next Cinnamon release, but can't guarantee it!