How to Install The Classic Gnome Application Menu in Ubuntu 14.10

October 9, 2014

Classic Gnome Menu

Prefer to launch a cascading menu rather than search application from Unity Dash? Well, here is how to install the classic Gnome Menu in Ubuntu 14.10.

ClassicMenu indicator is a notification area applet for the top panel of Ubuntu Unity that provides a simple way to get a classic GNOME-style application menu for those who prefer this over the Unity dash menu.

Classic Gnome Application Menu

To install the applet:

The developer has built the indicator binary into PPA. You can download the .deb package from the link below:

Download classicmenu-indicator_xxx_all.deb

Once the download process finished, double-click the package in file browser to open it with Ubuntu Software Center and click the install button.

Or install it via command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/classicmenu-indicator_*.deb

When done, you can start the classic Gnome Menu from the Unity Dash, or let it open automatically at next log-in.

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2 responses to How to Install The Classic Gnome Application Menu in Ubuntu 14.10

  1. Is it available for Ubuntu 14.04?