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    Launching applications from the main menu

    Greetings.

    It's been a loooong time since I dabbled into Ubuntu - I'm embarrassed to say Greetings, Family again. But here I am with a minor conundrum.

    I have my quibbles with the "Ubuntu" Desktop, generally preferring the Classic Gnome desktop but I decided to finally bite the bullet and start using it. It has a nice array of application-launching buttons on the left, including the second form the tip, labeled "Main Menu". When I choose that item I get the attached image (thought it is too smart; it remembers the last selected item).

    This is a menu editor. That's all fine and well when I want to edit the menu but there comes a time in the life of every menu when someone - mainly me - would like to actually launch some of the applications I took the trouble to stick in here, not to mention those that came with by default.

    I think this is the main menu I would normally use in the Classic Gnome Desktop but I want to use it under Ubuntu Desktop as well.

    I feel I'm missing something right under my nose but I just don't see it. (Well, your mouth is right under your nose; do you see it? )

    What am I missing?

    Thanks much!
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    Re: Launching applications from the main menu

    I think you will have to reaqd some documentation about new features in kubuntu 13.04.

    These are two informative links:

    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/04/see-w...04-raring.html

    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/02/how-t...enu-title.html

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    Talking Re: Launching applications from the main menu

    While your thread title shows this: [kubuntu] Launching applications from the main menu, I'm assuming you meant Ubuntu.

    I did find this link: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/06...menu-to-unity/

    Hopefully it has something to help you.

    Noticed it mentioned 12.04 & 11.04, so am not sure if it'll work in 13.04 (if that's the version you are using.).
    Last edited by SantaFe; May 20th, 2013 at 05:25 PM. Reason: Version info
    I'm a man, I can re-install, if I have to, I guess!

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    Re: Launching applications from the main menu

    SantaFe,

    I just downloaded it and it's GREAT to have my menu back. It seems to have everything I configured many months ago. Thanks extremely!!

    Er... Without going back to the Gnome classic desktop, how do I configure and mainly edit this menu? Is it buried among the other system settings in the menus and submenus? Because if it's not in there, I will want to edit the menu to *put* it in there.
    -- Rasputin

    Two minor off-topic notes:
    Re. Your comment on Ubuntu/Kubuntu
    While still on 11.04 I wanted to try Kubuntu for the KDE desktop. I decided it's too much hassle to configure every blessed desktop completely when I want them to share the overwhelming majority of setups. The only thing I really liked about KDE was that each desktop could have a different background. I'm just afraid to try to back it out so I'm stuck with Kubuntu.

    Re. xfce:
    Yet another desktop choice? I just checked it out in Synaptic. For a lightweight environment, it sure seems to have a lot of baggage! I'll take a pass on it for now but thanks for raising my awareness of it.
    -- Rasputin Paskudniak II (In pursuit of undomesticated, semi-aquatic avians)

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    Re: Launching applications from the main menu

    Not too sure, wonder if Alacarte would be able to edit the menus? I do know it works in GNOME as well as Xfce.

    And glad it worked for you. I haven't used GNOME/Ubuntu since 11.04, so my GNOME knowledge is a tad rusty!
    I'm a man, I can re-install, if I have to, I guess!

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