Launching applications from the main menu
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?
-- Rasputin Paskudniak II (In pursuit of undomesticated, semi-aquatic avians)