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    LXDE Global Menu

    Does anyone have or know where to get the lxglobalmenu.tar.gz file? The main source of it (http://home.student.utwente.nl/j.vanderhoff/downloads/lxglobalmenu.tar.gz) is down, and every Google for LXDE Global Menu or something to that effect points to this broken link.

    It does suck, that site seems to be the only source of getting a global menu in LXDE without having to install the unity-2d-panel.
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    Re: LXDE Global Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by viperdvman View Post
    Does anyone have or know where to get the lxglobalmenu.tar.gz file? The main source of it (http://home.student.utwente.nl/j.vanderhoff/downloads/lxglobalmenu.tar.gz) is down, and every Google for LXDE Global Menu or something to that effect points to this broken link.

    It does suck, that site seems to be the only source of getting a global menu in LXDE without having to install the unity-2d-panel.
    I second this massively. Apparently it's totally easy to make applets too. If only I was a programmer, I'd have done it myself.

    It's not much of a solution, but if you already have Gnome-Classic, or Gnome, or Unity with gnome-panel installed, there is a ppa you could use that adds a straight-ahead global menu applet, since gnome-panel works pretty well in LXDE:
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install indicator-applet-appmenu
    Or, an easier solution, you could actually install the XFCE panel, and install the global menu for that: I know it's also not LXDE, but then again Lubuntu apparently uses a few bits and bats from XFCE all over the place. I think even Lubuntu's power management and mixer apps are actually XFCE's. So, it's not too far off =) it shouldn't bring in the rest of XFCE.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install xfce4-panel
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:the-warl0ck-1989/xfce-appmenu-plugin
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xfce4-appmenu-plugin indicator-appmenu appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt
    (edit: I don't know why the formatting on this post kept messing up...)
    Last edited by nyamina; August 24th, 2012 at 01:49 AM.

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    Re: LXDE Global Menu

    Try this link: (Hopefully it is the same package you are looking for)
    http://aduteca.adunanza.net/User:bruce_wayne

    According to the link below, it will require "globalmenu-server" to work, which is part of gnome-globalmenu.

    http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/f...name=lxde-list

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    Re: LXDE Global Menu

    I wonder if anyone's got this working? If not, I wonder what the next best light-weight solution would be, xfce panel in lxde?

    Edit: it appears the app menu isn't working in xfce anymore: https://bugs.launchpad.net/xfce4-app...in/+bug/922615
    Last edited by Tekmoor; October 25th, 2012 at 02:57 PM.

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