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    Windows XP style start menu for gnome?

    Hi All,

    I'm looking for a clone of the start menu of windows XP (classic view)

    The feature I'm looking for:
    -less used items hidden until the user hovers the mouse over them

    Is something like this around for gnome?

    Best regards,
    Cedric

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    Re: Windows XP style start menu for gnome?

    Quote Originally Posted by overdrank View Post
    Linux Mint 8, very similar but not a clone, just improved.
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    Re: Windows XP style start menu for gnome?

    I don't think suggesting entire distros was what he was looking for (which those two by the way don't do the thing he mentioend). He's just after similar functionality.

    As far as I know there is no GNOME addon/plugin that hides programs you don't use, but feel free to correct me, i'm likely 66% wrong.
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    Re: Windows XP style start menu for gnome?

    if you want XP-like better use XP.

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    Re: Windows XP style start menu for gnome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cdwijs View Post
    Hi All,

    I'm looking for a clone of the start menu of windows XP (classic view)

    The feature I'm looking for:
    -less used items hidden until the user hovers the mouse over them

    Is something like this around for gnome?

    Best regards,
    Cedric
    Right click on the gnome symbol in the menu panel (left corner) and select "remove from panel"

    Next right click on the panel itself and select "Add to panel"

    From the list of available applets select "Main Menu" the main GNOME menu.

    If needed move the new menu applet to the left side of the panel (drag and drop)

    Now when you click on the GNOME symbol a main menu similar to XP's (but not the exact same) will drop down or pop up depending on whether your panel is positioned at the top or bottom of the screen. (I moved mine to the bottom)
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    Re: Windows XP style start menu for gnome?

    Esos son mis 2 centavos.

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    Re: Windows XP style start menu for gnome?

    If you are using Ubuntu, you can download GnoMenu. It has as Windows styled start button and menu options that look just like XP and Vista. All you have to do is remove the original Ubuntu menu and replace it with the GnoMenu Start button on the taskbar.

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    Re: Windows XP style start menu for gnome?

    Quote Originally Posted by babaroga View Post
    if you want xp-like better use xp.
    +1
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    Re: Windows XP style start menu for gnome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cdwijs View Post
    I'm looking for a clone of the start menu of windows XP (classic view)
    Me too

    Quote Originally Posted by Cdwijs View Post
    The feature I'm looking for:
    -less used items hidden until the user hovers the mouse over them
    I miss:

    "Start > a"

    ... and then direct access to the Favorites (i.e. bookmarks tree) with the arrow keys. Having to open the browser first and *then* the bookmarks tree is a pain in the proverbial.

    Hopefully someone is about to point out to me the error of my ways and that this *can* be done in Linux.

    Quote Originally Posted by alket View Post
    if you want XP-like better use XP.
    It's one of the few areas where the Dark Side does better.

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