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Lost applications [solved]

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So I go to the Software Mgr and download an app, then I go to Package Mgr and install it.

Then I go the Applications in the Main Menu and it's not there.

What did I do wrong? How do I do it right?

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Re: Lost applications

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what Applications specifically?

Some Applications do not have menu counterparts (remind, for example)

Please let us know...
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Re: Lost applications

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Like Xmail
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Re: Lost applications

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Some Applications do not have menu counterparts (remind, for example)
Where would they be then?
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Re: Lost applications

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natchezjohn wrote:Where would they be then?
c-li or command-line (for remind, as per the example)

Xmail is one of them according to this graphic:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshot ... -5403.html

What are you trying to accomplish exactly?
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Re: Lost applications

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Just attempting to add some applications. Particularly attempting to find aan app that will put a mail notifier in the tray or somewhere visible.

But as time goes on I'm sure other apps will become of interest and I need to know how to handle them.
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Re: Lost applications

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NJ:

Love the sig!

but IDK! Sorry.

I used to say "but at least I know when I don't know

Anyway, there are several docks that have mail 'notifiers'.
docky and avant-window-navigator come to mind.

The REPOs have these items:
gm-notify - highly Ubuntu integrated GMail notifier
gmail-notify - A Gmail Notifier
gnome-gmail-notifier - A Gmail Inbox Notifier for the GNOME Desktop

You need a gmail notifier or smth else? POP or SMTP?

Please let us know...
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I DO know that "command line" and the "Terminal" make my teeth hurt.
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Re: Lost applications

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Sorry pop is what I need a notifier for.
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Re: Lost applications

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John:

Try one of the docks.
sadly tho', this will add another dock to your screen real-estate

AWN which is also called avant-window-navigator has a mail checker for Google Apps, Gmail, IMAP, POP and Unix spool

You can use the Package Manager to search for and install it.
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Re: Lost applications

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I'll try it. Thanks
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Re: Lost applications

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EUREKA gnubiff does what I'm looking for.

Thank you for helping me dig it up!
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Re: Lost applications

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Looks like just the ticket:
gnubiff is implemented as a GNOME panel applet
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Re: Lost applications

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Methinks we can mark this one "SOLVED"
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Re: Lost applications

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I like it.

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gnubiff --systemtray -n
to stick it on the panel.
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Neat!! How do I keep it there - It disappears when I close the terminal.
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Re: Lost applications

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John:

Alt+F2 then

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gnubiff --systemtray -n
or to run it everytime you login...

MintMenu > Preferences > Startup Applications > Add...

Scream if the pain is too much... :wink:
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Re: Lost applications

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Or is it like in the old joke:

Sam, lifting his arm up high - "Doc, every time I do this it hurts"

Doc, "Don't do that!"
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or to run it everytime you login...

MintMenu > Preferences > Startup Applications > Add...
Yes Yes!

Did it - restarted - there it was right in the tray, mail checked
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Re: Lost applications

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Woo hooooooooooooo.
Life is good. :)
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