Install Classic Menu Indicator in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 or 12.04

Add the GNOME-like application menu to your Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 or 12.04 system

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Here's how you can install the Classic Menu Indicator in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 or 12.04.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands, then hit Enter after each.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator

Please note that the commands above apply only to Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 or 12.04, not to Ubuntu 13.10. If you're already using Ubuntu 13.10, please use these commands instead:

wget -c www.florian-diesch.de/software/classicmenu-indicator/dist/classicmenu-indicator_0.07_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i classicmenu-indicator_0.07_all.deb

sudo apt-get install -f

Classic Menu Indicator Beat the Dash in Unity

I've never been a big fan of Unity, I think it takes too long to move around in it. The Classic Menu Indicator brings back a fast way to access applications and tools in Ubuntu.

After using the Classic Menu Indicator, it just reminds me of how much I still dislike Unity. It seems so much easier and faster to get to what I want in Ubuntu. I understand that some folks like Unity, and have no problem working with it. But I'm definitely not one of them, so this tip is hugely useful to me.

Unless you're a real Unity fan, I suspect that you'll fall in love with the Classic Menu Indicator very quickly.

Additional Resources

The GNOME Project

Ubuntu Help

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