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Short cut the Gnome application menu?

Post by toomanyquestions » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:48 am

I'm in the process of upgrading from Gloria to Isadora (Gnome or XFCE?)...but I like the "right-click" application menu present in older XFCE versions. If I go w/Gnome, is it possible to short-cut the applications menu? Does the application menu open via an "executable" file (or something similar)? If so, how would I go about this? I'm not proficient in terminal, but I might be able to edit a text file with some instructions...

A related question I asked regarding the XFCE 9 desktop -

"...is it possible to remove the intermediate menu that shows up after I right-click? I prefer to open the application menu directly. Furthermore, is it possible to customize the application menu (like Elyssa, Gloria etc)? If the solution involves editing text files, please add details..."

Finally, is it me or does Isadora XFCE suffer from buggy graphics?

An answer to any of the above questions would be greatly appreciated - thanks

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Re: Short cut the Gnome application menu?

Post by wayne128 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:02 am

toomanyquestions wrote:I'm in the process of upgrading from Gloria to Isadora (Gnome or XFCE?)...but I like the "right-click" application menu present in older XFCE versions. If I go w/Gnome, is it possible to short-cut the applications menu? Does the application menu open via an "executable" file (or something similar)? If so, how would I go about this? I'm not proficient in terminal, but I might be able to edit a text file with some instructions...
In Mint gnome, you can right click an application, a pop up appear with selection such as 'add to panel', 'add to desktop'
if you select add to desktop an icon will appear at desktop, click that will launch that application,
same to add to panel, icon will appear at panel.
No command line required for this .

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Re: Short cut the Gnome application menu?

Post by Pilosopong Tasyo » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:46 am

toomanyquestions wrote:I'm in the process of upgrading from Gloria to Isadora (Gnome or XFCE?)...but I like the "right-click" application menu present in older XFCE versions. If I go w/Gnome, is it possible to short-cut the applications menu?
There are at least two ways to gain access to the applications menu: classic Gnome menu or via Mint menu.

Keyboard shortcuts:
o Alt+F1 - Gnome menu
o Ctrl+Superkey - Mint menu

Mouse shortcuts: AFAIK, there is no provision to display the applications menu via right-click in the Gnome DE.
toomanyquestions wrote:Does the application menu open via an "executable" file (or something similar)?
You can run the Mint menu from the Terminal. The name of the executable is: mintmenu Just be ready to be greeted with a barrage of Python warnings and error messages before the icon shows up on screen.
toomanyquestions wrote:I'm not proficient in terminal, but I might be able to edit a text file with some instructions...
Most likely, you don't have to. Unlike other lightweight DEs that rely on heavy editing of text files as a means of customizing/configuring the DE, you customize the Gnome desktop via GUI tools available at your disposal.

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Re: Short cut the Gnome application menu?

Post by toomanyquestions » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:46 pm

Pilosopong Tasyo wrote: The name of the executable is: mintmenu
Do you know where this file is located(/folder/folder)? - Thanks much for your knowledge

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Re: Short cut the Gnome application menu?

Post by Pilosopong Tasyo » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:13 am

toomanyquestions wrote:Do you know where this file is located(/folder/folder)?
locate command in terminal says it's in /usr/bin. HTH.
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