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jude13
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mint menu for dock

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how do you add the mint menu into cairo dock/any other dock? i prefer the mint menu over the default gnome menu it comes with

thank you in advance.. sorry m new to mint

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Re: mint menu for dock

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If this is possible I'd like to do it too
Hopefully someone will know and will enlighten us both :P
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I also don't know if it´s possible to use mint menu in Cairo Dock or AWN, but what you can do is use the panel as a dock. All you have to do is configure it to look like a dock. That's what I do. this way you'll be able to use mint menu.

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Re: mint menu for dock

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@kei84... thank you.ah yes i have been doing that.. using the auto hide makes the panel like a dock

but 2 things- it doesn' t stay on the desktop even if windows aren't open
and i just love the shine and anims and effects of cairo

its a silly i know :oops: . but aren't there kids like us who 'd rather stare at the desktop :wink:

@oscar799 awn doesnt seem to have the effects like cairo does... ty

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Re: mint menu for dock

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See:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=832837&page=2

Instructions on Post #17. This works for the Ubuntu main menu, and it should work for mintmenu by substituting the keyboard shortcut, or changing it to <Alt>F1.


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Edit: I don't normally use mintmenu, so I tried it out. Problem is, mintmenu keyboard shortcuts only work if there is an applet on the panel. I have the panel on autohide, and the AWN launcher works by opening mintmenu at the top, where the applet is, rather than from the launcher as the other menus do.

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Re: mint menu for dock

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hey euthypro thank you for lookin into this..
sorry if i sound silly ... but im new to mint and linux in general ... a very gui oriented mind

okay so here goes- with mint menu applet on the gnome panel i press alt+F1 and the menu opens

agreed the panel can be set to autohide.. but say i want to get rid of the gnome panel entirely and only have the dock with a graphical applet clickable on the dock itself....



i did try something weird -- created a launcher on the desktop and pointed it to the mint menu ( in usr folder) ... then dragged it into the dock ... but it opens in a window and i have to close it like one heh ^_^

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