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Start Menu Style

Postby johnwillis » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:30 pm

I have recently installed Mint for my best friend, who believe it or not hated the "Block Style" start menu.

He said it was confusing and not as simple to find things as the Ubuntu one he had tried on my laptop.

Now I am not suggesting that the menu should be got rid of, but could it be made a question on the post-install wizard...

"Please select a menu style... - Block (with screen shot) or Classic (with screen shot)

Just a thought.

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:29 pm

You can always remove the Mintmenu and revert to the standard Gnome menu. To do this, right-click on the mintmenu and select 'remove from panel'. Next, open Synaptic (package manager) and search for gnome-main-menu. Install it. Finally, right click somewhere else on the gnome-panel and select 'add to panel.' In the applet that appears, select gnome-main-menu. That's it - no more mintumenu. I hope this helps.

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby johnwillis » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:13 pm

Guest wrote:You can always remove the Mintmenu and revert to the standard Gnome menu. To do this, right-click on the mintmenu and select 'remove from panel'. Next, open Synaptic (package manager) and search for gnome-main-menu. Install it. Finally, right click somewhere else on the gnome-panel and select 'add to panel.' In the applet that appears, select gnome-main-menu. That's it - no more mintumenu. I hope this helps.


I realise that this is possible, however it's not great for a new user. If they are unsure of the OS and how it works, it would be better for a wizard to ask them, just a thought.

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby Zwopper » Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:52 am

johnwillis wrote:I realise that this is possible, however it's not great for a new user. If they are unsure of the OS and how it works, it would be better for a wizard to ask them, just a thought.

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby ricky » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:31 pm

we can't wizard everything guys, and that is a pretty trivial thing to wizard to me.

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby Ede » Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:11 am

Plus, for a total newbie, the mintMenu is easier to understand than the default gnome main menu. I can bet he would say the same thing about the gnome main menu if he'd used the mint-menu first.

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby McLovin » Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:53 pm

I started with KDE and that main menu about 4 1/2 years ago, talk about confusing. OUCHIE!

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby lakehousetech » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:08 pm

Yeah....It's a bit silly to complain about the menu. Gnome and KDE have the advantage of being very configurable as compared to the Windows desktop. It must just be weird after using Windows for so long.

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby guest » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:47 am

Ede wrote:Plus, for a total newbie, the mintMenu is easier to understand than the default gnome main menu. I can bet he would say the same thing about the gnome main menu if he'd used the mint-menu first.


for me, there's no big difference between the Menus. it would be better i think to make Gnome as a default since it's more pleasing to the eyes than the MintMenu, IMO.

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby Zwopper » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:30 am

guest wrote:for me, there's no big difference between the Menus. it would be better i think to make Gnome as a default since it's more pleasing to the eyes than the MintMenu, IMO.

NO! :evil:
Keep the Mint menu!
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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby belovedmonster » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:57 am

The whole reason I started using Mint was simply because it had a proper start menu in the right place unlike all these other Gnome distros. :twisted:

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby Ede » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:18 pm

Zwopper wrote:
Ede wrote:for me, there's no big difference between the Menus. it would be better i think to make Gnome as a default since it's more pleasing to the eyes than the MintMenu, IMO.

NO! :evil:
Keep the Mint menu!

I did not write that.

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby Zwopper » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:44 pm

Ede wrote:
Zwopper wrote:
Ede wrote:for me, there's no big difference between the Menus. it would be better i think to make Gnome as a default since it's more pleasing to the eyes than the MintMenu, IMO.

NO! :evil:
Keep the Mint menu!

I did not write that.

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby molom » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:09 am

Can someone develop me a mintmenu for E17? Lars (the developer of the menu) doesn't have any time.

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Re: Start Menu Style

Postby JAK » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:42 pm

Ede wrote:Plus, for a total newbie, the mintMenu is easier to understand than the default gnome main menu. I can bet he would say the same thing about the gnome main menu if he'd used the mint-menu first.


I was not a fan of gnome until I used the MintMenu. I no longer use KDE.
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