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October 26th, 2010, 08:01 PM
I am a newbie and have installed several applications on my Powerbook running lucid, but when I click the "applications" menu, many of them do not appear on the list. They show in the software install/remove application.

How can I run the unlisted applications?

October 26th, 2010, 09:41 PM
Press ALT+F2 and a box will pop up. Type the name of the program you wish to run. This is case sensitive and you have to know the exact name, such as "google-chrome" for chrome.

You might want to install GNOME-DO, which is a launcher (among other things). Open up a terminal, either from the menu or ALT+F2 and type "gnome-terminal" without the quotes.

Then just "sudo apt-get install gnome-do" and you should be good to go. Once you get used to using it you'll find you almost never need to use the menus or launchers anymore.

October 26th, 2010, 11:04 PM
Thanks. That was a help. I also figured out that I could right click the Application Menu and add the missing applications there.