How to Install Classic Gnome App Menu in Ubuntu 18.04 / Higher

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This quick tutorial is going to show you how to install the classic style Gnome application menu in Ubuntu 18.04, and higher.

There’s a Gnome Shell extension called Gno-Menu. It is a traditional styled full featured Gnome-Shell apps-menu, that aims to offer all the essentials in a simple uncluttered intuitive interface.

Simply open Ubuntu Software, search for and install Gno-Menu.

Then you’ll see the new application menu in top-left corner. Click to expand the app menu, and click the gear button (see the top pic.) can bring up the settings dialog.

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  1. Thank you. This was very helpful. This actually works, and just as I’d expect it to – unlike the gnome shell extensions I just wasted the last half-hour fruitlessly trying to get going. Really, this ought to be part of the basic install.

  2. Hola
    Para instalar el menú clásico de gnome en cualquier versión de ubuntu , debes abrir la terminal y en modo superusuario

    teclea en la terminal los siguiente codigo

    sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback

    despues debes reiniciar y luego seccionar en tipo de menu para abriri tu sistema operativo.


  3. Thank you, this is exactly what i wanted. I found it in the store by just typing in ‘Classic Gnome App Menu’ and it filtered it right down to what i wanted. :)

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