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    Is there a "list-view" application menu for V 12.10?

    I just installed Ubuntu 12.10. Is there a way to get "list format" launch menus rather than space consuming Icons with separate text. A grid view of screen objects has always made my dizzy trying to find my target.

    Linux Mint14 has a nice "list view" menu but it has some issues that require a reboot every few hours on every computer I try it on.

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    Re: Is there a "list-view" application menu for V 12.10?

    I think you want the gnome 3 desktop then.
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
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    sudo apt-get update
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    sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
    Then to get everything working as you would expect (Calendar etc):
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install evolution
    But I urge you to give unity a try; there is a bit of a learning curve but I find it works good. =)

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    Re: Is there a "list-view" application menu for V 12.10?

    I use gnome-shell the vast majority of the time. There are at least two extensions that give a more 'traditional' menu structure. I also install tint2 panel to add easy window switching.

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    Re: Is there a "list-view" application menu for V 12.10?

    I select "gdm" as the default display manager but it still comes up with the unity desktop after a reboot. All commands ran to completion without diplaying any errors.
    Last edited by swbca; January 10th, 2013 at 05:16 PM. Reason: update

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    Re: Is there a "list-view" application menu for V 12.10?

    Where are you selecting gdm from? I have not taken these steps myself as I like unity, I just know of them.

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    Re: Is there a "list-view" application menu for V 12.10?

    If you're trying to run gnome-shell, you must first install gnome-shell from the repositories. To open it, you can use either lightdm or gdm. Click on the little gear or star looking thing to the right of the user name. One choice is Ubuntu which is unity. There should be at least two other choices, gnome and gnome classic. Gnome is gnome-shell, Gnome classic is similar to though not identical to gnome 2. There may also be a gnome classic - no effects for older or weaker graphics systems.

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    Re: Is there a "list-view" application menu for V 12.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOMBSTONEV2 View Post
    Where are you selecting gdm from? I have not taken these steps myself as I like unity, I just know of them.
    After installing the GNOME Shell, Then you can switch managers anytime with this command, but I can't get Gnome to go after setting it as default

    "sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm" Then you select LightDM or GDM.

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    Re: Is there a "list-view" application menu for V 12.10?

    Did you get it working the way you wish?

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    Re: Is there a "list-view" application menu for V 12.10?

    Is there a "list-view" application menu for V 12.10?
    Simple answer...Yes.

    Download and install classicmenu-indicator
    Type menu in the dash and click on classicmenu-indicator.
    On first run it will be added to startup applications.

    PS Enter "help" in the dash and familiarize yourself with Unity.
    You may find, as I do, hitting the Super key and typing the application name or something related to the application a quicker method than list menus.
    Make use of the launcher for often used applications.
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    Last edited by stinkeye; January 12th, 2013 at 07:37 PM.

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