Gnome Menu [Stable] 2.3.2

UUID: GnomeApplications@bownz , GnomePlaces@bownz, GnomeSystem@bownz
Score: 31


Ever miss Ubuntu 10.10, or just Gnome2 in general?

Look no farther! You have found the perfect set of applets for Cinnamon! 

This Applet set has the old "Applications", "Places", and "System" Menus from Gnome2, but Cinnamified!
Don't forget to rate with your opinion.

Applications Menu

Browse your Applications, in a Gnome2ish Style. The Gnome 2 look is still in progress though,
So stay tuned for the perfect Applications Menu!
(Don't forget, right click this menu, for "Edit Applications" where you can edit which Apps you want to show.)


Places Menu

Browse your folders and bookmarks! This applet looks great, and even has the "Recent Files" tab! 
Make sure to test this out, you're bound to love it!


System Menu

Open your System Menu to find your "Administration" and "Preferences" apps,  each in their own tab!
This is also a place for your quitting purposes, whether it's logging out, or actually quitting the system.
Upon clicking "Shut Down..." a Menu will pull up, with the options
"Suspend", "Hibernate", "Restart", "Cancel", and "Shut Down".
Unlike in the Cinnamon Menu's "shutdown" clicking these options will make the process happen instantly, with no waiting.
(This also includes a right click menu, which currently is "Gnome Menu Settings", and allows you to change
the sizes of the icons, in ALL 3 Applets)


1.) Extract the .zip, and open "Linux Mint Applets" or "Ubuntu Applets" based on your distro, and move GnomeMenu@bownz, GnomePlaces@bownz and GnomeSystem@bownz folders to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets or /usr/share/cinnamon/applets.
2.) As root, copy org.cinnamon.applets.GnomeMenu.gschema.xml to /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/
3.) Open terminal, and run the command sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas
4.) Open Cinnamon settings and enable all the "Gnome-like"-labeled Applets.
5.) Enjoy your experience:)


2.3.2- Added support for the new file manager in Linux Mint, however this required two branches of the applet now. Linux mint, and Ubuntu Versions.

2.3.1 - fixed a bug,  that made the applications applet unusable.

2.3.0 - Edited the Places Applet, Added Devices, and added a option in "GnomeMenu Settings" in "system" to edit whether the bookmarks are a Submenumenuitem. Removed Tooltips, bugfix. REINSTALL the org.cinnamon.applets.GnomeMenu.gschema.xml - 5/2/12 (7:39AM -Eastern Time)

2.2.2 - Changed Applet icons, looks better when adding the applet -  4/29/12 (8:19PM -Eastern Time)
2.2.1 - Small Adjustments
2.2.0 - Added "Recent Items" to the Places Menu, Moved the icons to the left on ALL applets, but unfortunately had to remove the context menu "Edit Bookmarks" on the places Menu. Will fix soon. - 4/29/12 (02:14PM - Eastern Time)
2.1.3 - Bugfix ("3spacebug" in the Application Menu) - 4/29/12 (12:50AM -Eastern Time)
2.1.2 - Bugfix - 4/28/12 (7:35 PM)
2.1.1 - Bugfix with the Shutdown Menu
2.1.0 - Rewrote the shutdown menu and about cinnamon, now part of the applet file, looks better, and is themed by your cinnamon theme. 
2.0.0 - One changelog. Recoded all python menu's. Added an option to edit SubMenu Icon size, thus you do need to REINSTALL the org.cinnamon.applets.GnomeMenu.gschema.xml . Bug fixes.

Applications Changelog:
2.0.1 Made it so the icons are that set in the System Menu.
2.0.0 Updated to latest Simplest Menu, as it seems closest to the old gnome menu.
1.0.1 Removed Icon causing "Applicati..." as label. Changed the Metadata Icon.
1.0.0 Initial Release.

Places Changelog:
1.0.3 Made it so the icons are that set in the System Menu.
1.0.2 Changed the icon position to the right, to match the System Menu.
1.0.1 Changed the Metadata Icon.
1.0.0 Initial release

System Changelog:
1.3.0 Fixed Shutdown Menu, and About Cinnamon. Rewritten in GTK.
1.2.1 Fixed permissions error for synaptic.
1.2.0 Edited the Icon settings. Must install the new Schema.
1.1.1 Added a contect (rightclick) menu that opens a menu that allows you to set all Gnome Menu icons.
1.1.0 Added Icons to all entries. Removed Mate-only entries.
1.0.1 Changed the Metadata Icon.
1.0.0 Initial release

Comment with feedback, and suggestions, Thanks

About The Author


I'm 16 years old, In love with linux.
Living in New York, and if I'm coding it's normally between 7pm-1am Eastern Time, Get a hold of me then.
I would say I've gotten better at coding then when cinnamon first came out. I am willing to try to make anything, but I doubt I can make too complicated stuff. 
If anyone want's to help me email me at


  1. clfarron4 says:

    4 months ago

    @Brahim: You can move it with dconf-editor. Org > Cinnamon > enabled applets.

  2. Brahim says:

    5 months ago

    "Applications" has issues!! I can't move it to the left corner on Linux Mint 16!

  3. la-gusanita says:

    7 months ago

    Has a bug (all the ones from this developer that I've tried do too), It won't accept my password when the installation prompts. Have tried several times (15+); it's not me putting in the wrong password.

  4. lestcape says:

    8 months ago

    Hi clfarron4, i consider to add this menu layout to my applet Configurable menu, so if you have time to help in this wold be nice. Of course for the new year... See: and

  5. clfarron4 says:

    9 months ago

    Will an update for this applet be provided for CInnamon 2.0?

  6. clfarron4 says:

    10 months ago

    Hi, so this applet conforms with the new guidelines set down by the Cinnamon developers for applets, but needs to be split into three separate applets, each with the instructions about the glib-2.0 schemas. Once this is done, the new applets should work perfectly.

  7. a_name_machine says:

    1 year ago

    If the creator of this applet is willing to do fix the issues with Mint's Add/Remove Applets system, then the minimal research I've done tells me that he would need to repackage the applet according to the following guidelines: Thank in advance if you do decide to fix it, bownz! I would love to be able to use it.

  8. ChrisOfBristol says:

    1 year ago

    This applet will crash Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon if you install it following the "Installation" instructions at the top of the page. Well it crashed mine anyway.

  9. ChrisOfBristol says:

    1 year ago

    I'm now on Mint-15 and this still won't install through Add/Remove Applets, this is the error message: Details: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/tmp/tmprzJjgl/metadata.json'

  10. CaptainMark says:

    1 year ago

    Can't get to install automatically through the cinnamon 1.8 'online applets' section, same as ChrisOfBristol above

  11. Nili says:

    1 year ago

    Crash Cinnamon 1.6.7, Nemo 1.1.2 No minimize, maximize close, no toolbar on the dialogs, i should enter to tty doing reboot but beefore i need to remove this applet. Looks pretty nice but i can't use on Mint 14

  12. gitman says:

    1 year ago

    seems i'm able to use it in fedora, but some stuff like the shutdown menu does not work. any chance of seeing a fedora version soon?

  13. ChrisOfBristol says:

    1 year ago

    With Mint 15 Cinnamon (Release Candidate) this is available from "get more online" which should make it a lot easier to install. On my machine it errors with: An error occurred during installation or updating. You may wish to report this incident to the developer of GnomeApplications@bownz , GnomePlaces@bownz, GnomeSystem@bownz. If this was an update, the previous installation is unchanged Details: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/tmp/tmpcWab6R/metadata.json' It would be great if you could sort it out as it could be a lot better than the flashy and slow Cinnamon menu.

  14. mtcycler90 says:

    1 year ago

    The System menu can be fixed by changing applet.js line 11 (located in ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/GnomeSystem@bownz) from "const PanelMenu = imports.ui.panelMenu;" to "const PanelMenu = imports.ui.popupMenu;"

  15. Blackbox says:

    1 year ago

    The latest Cimmon update seems to have messed up the System menu. Cinnamon says it's installed, but it does not show. :( (Ubuntu 12.10).

  16. Scene says:

    1 year ago

    Thanks for this great applet! For me this works much better than the terrible standard menu :) It would be fantastic if this menu could be implemented as a standard applet.

  17. ChrisOfBristol says:

    1 year ago

    The window decorations and panel still disappears. Now I have removed these applets there are no more problems. A pity as they are just what I want for Cinnamon.

  18. ChrisOfBristol says:

    1 year ago

    Still kept getting problems until I removed Compiz. I don't even know where it came from as I didn't install it!

  19. ChrisOfBristol says:

    1 year ago

    "cherep ok, the second is easy: replace line 256 "if (this.collapsable_bookmarks) {" with "if (COLLAPSE_BOOKMARKS) {" :)" Useful tip Cherep! There is something odd here though, every time I change anything it ******* up the desktop - no panels and no window decorations. To fix it, it is necessary to remove and install compiz. Why is it necessary to run that script as the Shutdown one doesn't need one?

  20. Blackbox says:

    1 year ago

    Very cool, thanks. I'd like to see an icon in front of Applications, however. Ideally my own, but I'll settle for the one that is shown with the default Cinnamon menu. PLEASE change the Applications applet so that there is only 1 column, and you'll either open the (sub)menus by clicking on things or, even better, by hovering the mouse cursor over them.

  21. cherep says:

    1 year ago

    ok, the second is easy: replace line 256 "if (this.collapsable_bookmarks) {" with "if (COLLAPSE_BOOKMARKS) {" :)

  22. cherep says:

    1 year ago

    Hi bownz, great applets! Thank you!!! Just two things in Linux Mint part which might be useful. 1) In PIaces, when I open a bookmark, the applet starts Nautilus instead of Nemo. "Home", "Networks" work with Nemo. 2) in Places, "const COLLAPSE_BOOKMARKS = false;", but Bookmarks are still collapsed (even after alt+f2, r, enter)

  23. cwwgateway says:

    1 year ago

    I've been getting very nostalgic lately, so I installed both Mint 11 and Ubuntu 11.04 to use real Gnome 2 again. I have to say, coming back I really miss the Gnome 2 menus. These are a big help. The only problem I have is the Applications menu - I like the way the original Gnome 2 menu is designed better, or even how the Gnome Shell Extension is (that would probably go better with the rest of the applet).

  24. HisDudeness says:

    1 year ago

    Great applet! Only minor complaints (probably already listed by some other users): I'd want the selection not to be stuck on one menu, if I click on places and then move my mouse out of it, towards places, the places submenu should open; other thing, I'd really like an application menu like the old Gnome's one, meaning that the submenu for each category opens sideways only if I hover over that category name, and not having the sidepanel always present and open. Don't know if that's possible. Amazing work, anyway!

  25. leduff says:

    1 year ago

    What if I use fedora?

  26. brizou says:

    1 year ago

    Do you plan on porting this to archlinux also ? I would be really interested

  27. bownz says:

    1 year ago

    bennisixx, Thank you for this. I have been VERY unactive as my laptop is now not with me. If I get it returned I shall start working again. Thanks for doing what I have not. I shall update my applet. Thanks.

  28. bennisixx says:

    2 years ago

    I hope you dont mind, but I changed the places app to work with nemo, If you want me to take this down i will. replace the places applet.js in ~/.local/shared/cinnamon/applets/GnomePlaces@bownz/ with (you can click on file-download btw) Hope this helps

  29. Amir says:

    2 years ago

    Hello! First of all thank you so much for your wonderful applet, you gave back Gnome 2 to us. I have a question please: I have installed your applications,places and system applets and they are working perfectly, but if you probably know I have the options: Preferences and administration on both of my applications applet and system applet, Is there anyway to remove Preferences and administration under my applications applet? when I right click on the applets and edit applications opens, there is no option to disable or remove preferences and administration from there! I think there is a much easier way to do that but unfortunetly I'm not very good to work with configurations files. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

  30. Foxandxss says:

    2 years ago

    I would love a search box, because I usually press meta-key (windows key) and I start typing what app I need instead of searching it with the mouse.

  31. ChrisOfBristol says:

    2 years ago

    I've just installed this and it looks good! I've tried to absorb all the comments before posting. I think someone has already mentioned, and I'm sure you are aware that unlike the Applications menu, the Places and System menus expect you to click again for sub-menus - which is less than ideal. I found it a bit off putting having to go into the terminal twice as different users to install this - unlike another one which I have just installed which just required me to extract then run an install program. It was just about within my ability, but I'm sure it would put many users off - don't forget that despite your modesty you are an expert! Perhaps an installation script would help. You may be interested to know that I am an ex-Ubuntu user (like many I am ex- because of Unity!). I tried Mint/MATE next because of its old-style Gnome-2 menus but couldn't get it to work and there doesn't seem to be much support for it, so I am now using Mint/Cinnamon. That plus your menus effectively make MATE redundant IMHO.

  32. Lucas says:

    2 years ago

    Hi, I've found a little issue which just gets me fooled from time to time: When clicking on my home folder in your places menu nautilus opens my home folder without gathering focus. So when then trying to search a file by typing or trying to show hidden files by CTRL + H nothing happens - in fact the keystrokes go to the still focused window of my browser for instance - which can do silly things ;) I've found that this does not happen when clicking on one of my bookmarks in your applet - when opening pictures folder for example the file manager is opened and takes focus so that one can type immediately. Additionally the bookmarks are opened in the selected file manager - whichever is set up in the system while the home folder link always chooses nautilus...

  33. kvolt says:

    2 years ago

    Like all the applets you have created bownz. Getting the best of both Cinnamon and Gnome2. Would really eagerly appreciate if you can make the Applications menu look exactly like the OLD GNOME menu with the complete sub-menu hieararchy. Have a look at the classicmenu-indicator (by googling) and see if you can mimic the applications menu similarly. Good job on these really useful utilities mate.

  34. spacy01 says:

    2 years ago

    Hi, everybody, this menu is awesome and works fine! Really very good work, congratulations bownz! I have one question, is have a way to remove or change last two elements from "Applications" menu? I mean "Preferences" and "Administration". The reason is, because they are untranslatable. They are untranslatable and in the mint menu too.... Here is my pot file, if someone want to translate on your own language:

  35. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    No problem. I do not plan to update this anytime SOON SOOn.

  36. billynick says:

    2 years ago

    @bownz, ur entirely correct. i forgot all about the xml file and all that, i just copied from my lisa backup. got it all working now, thanks :)

  37. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    @Billynick. works fine for me, Question, did you install it like instructed? read the readme, and follow the directions.

  38. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    @Hanny , I think thats a cinnamon error itself. @billynick, just installed Maya, looking into it.

  39. billynick says:

    2 years ago

    hmmm, i cant get this to work in maya. it just crashes the desktop. the same happens with some other applets

  40. hanny says:

    2 years ago

    hello. i think there is a bug in this applet, when i translate th "label" in the applet.js file to arabic as example i see something like that: any fix? thx.

  41. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    idk why it does that:/

  42. tortov says:

    2 years ago

    Just installed the menu in Ubuntu 12.04. When I finished the installation and enabled the Applications applet everything froze, and when it came back the windows buttons (close, mininize, etc) disappeared. I mean, the windo decoartion, in the default mint theme, went black and the buttons (they still work, just don't appear anymore). I tried to change the theme, using ambience right now, en the buttons/windows decoration remain black. Also when I try to acces the Update Manager in System, e erro message appears, saying that mintupdatex failed. In the mint default menu the Update Manager works fine. Besides that, is good to have the old menu back. Good work! =D

  43. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    RavenFB, What's your Distro?

  44. RavenFB says:

    2 years ago

    Nice work! However, I DO have one pretty serious problem: The Gnome-Like-Places applet crashes the compositor. As soon as I activate it, I love the panel(s), and usually my desktop icons. If I have any desktop icons, and click one, it renders the window with no buttons, and then semi-freezes, meaning I can move the mouse around, but nothing responds to being clicked. I have to ctrl+alt+backspace, and enter a different DE, open Cinnamon Settings, and disable Places to be able to use the desktop. The Applications and System menus have worked flawlessly, however. Not quite sure what's causing Places to misbehave so badly.

  45. Zyzz says:

    2 years ago

    The 3 spaces is gone for me. Alt+F2 + r is not as good as a real restart I guess. :D

  46. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Thanks. Both suggestions have been done for a little on my system. Just haven't uploaded.

  47. bimsebasse says:

    2 years ago

    And: the Gnome Menu Settings popup has "Alt+F4" where it should say "Alt+F2"

  48. bimsebasse says:

    2 years ago

    Added your brilliant work to the Cinnamon Extras PPA, bowns. One suggestion: remove tooltips, they just get in the way - when I hover over "System", a tooltip popup saying "System" is sorta unnecessary :o)

  49. LazDude2012 says:

    2 years ago

    Um, I actually like it as it is, it's pretty awesome. The Applications menu is the only one that's bugging me at all, but it's not anything more serious than my OCD and love of the A-P-S system. Heck, I even happen to like Unity. I just like Cinnamon better. And with this, my,my. It's better than MATE. Yeah. Also, the threespace thing doesn't always happen. It used to happen with me, but if you try switching screen resolutions, or installing the proprietary graphics drivers, that works well too. It's awesome to see Cinnamon taking shape, and becoming as vibrant and almost as customizable as GNOME 2 used to be.

  50. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Another question, would you guys want documents-All bookmarks to be in a dropdown menu like on mate?

  51. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Just so everyone knows, I have found a big step. the const is GMenu that allows it!

  52. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    I shall reupload it Zyzz. My current on no matter what theme I'm on it doesn't do that, unless it's invoked by installing a new application via softwaremanager, which is simply fixed by a cinnamon restart. :) And I don't quite recall anything, I did nothing to change the translations. I shall work on it.

  53. Zyzz says:

    2 years ago

    Hmm I updated yesterday and waited for a restart so sry for the late feedback. The 3 spaces problem still exists for me but it's not a big problem for me. I have the standard Cinnamon Theme with with Adwaita windows, Adwaita mousecurser, Mint-X symboltheme, Mint-Z GTK theme. The translation is again no big problem but since I said it last time and the patch the last day (or 2?) "Places" is now in english too. So maybe the change you did may help figuring out what causes it. :) (These comments really could use a date system. :() Keep up the good work. :D

  54. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    gatos, thanks for the feedback, means a lot. The feedback is what keeps this project going.

  55. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    LazDude2012, thanks for the feedback, and I'm currently in the process of not making it drop down, but when you open it, the categories will be listed, but when you're hovering the category you'll get the applications on the right as displayed currently. However, if what everyone wants is the drop down menu, I shall work on that. And I am already looking into that schema. Thanks.

  56. LazDude2012 says:

    2 years ago

    This is amazing, @bownz. Like, seriously awesome. A-P-S is probably the most efficient menu system I've ever used, and it's great to have it back. I believe the mystic code you speak of is somewhere in (a schema in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas) I think. But, seriously, awesome job. Is it possible, though, to have the Applications menu drop down? It's not really that much of a bother, though it'd be neat.

  57. gatos says:

    2 years ago

    Just registered, so I can post here and say how greatful I am for this. I really missed the classic Gnome menu.

  58. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Translating would help, as I'm not familiar with the whole "Translating" Idea. Another help is if by some chance you could look into that "mystic code" you speak of, I am, but am having no luck. Feel free to email me at

  59. Lucas says:

    2 years ago

    Hello again "bownz". I was now able to test your applets within an Ubuntu 12.04 live system. I have to say that your applets make me feel at home just as they are. But as it seems that this project is still developing I have some suggestions and questions: First of all it would be great if the applications menu would support several submenus just as the good old Gnome 2 menu. Also it is difficult to stay inside one submenu when trying to click the actual starters. I think it would be better to have a classical menu with an hierarchic folder structure. It should also show the submenus by a second column right of the main menu - as in Gnome 2. Additionally it should only switch to another submenu by clicking - not by hovering. One thought on the preferences which menu to take for the applications: I think it should be as near as possible at the original Gnome 2 menu. As you have choosen to build applications/places/systems up in seperat applets everyone could simply deactivate the application part and switch to the Cinnamon/Linux Mint menu for instance - just in case one doesn't like the classical Gnome 2 way... Another word on the system menu. I think it should also show "Preferences" and "Administration" in a secnd column right of itself. But I guess this new style showing submenus within the main menu is more a Cinnamon thing than a thing you have decided. And so I also do not know how much work it would be to change that - so just a suggestion. Finally I have a few problems to report: 1. applications menu editor does not refresh on my system - must always be opened again to see changes. 2. applications menu does not refresh until cinnamon restart. 3. entries in system menu are not all functional. I think in Gnome 2 these entries where generated by some source in the system (I don't actually know). In fact it always had new entries after installing new system-tools via Synaptic and it did not contain entries for tools that are not installed. I don't know if this can be reached in current Ubuntu/LinuxMInt versions - I mean if there still is that mystic source where system tools are listed... Now I've written many things and this could lead into much work for you if you're actually going to do some of those things. But I really want to say thanks again as your applets are already a pleasure to have as they are now. And if I could help you in any way let me know (perhaps translating or something...)

  60. Zyzz says:

    2 years ago

    Cool thx. :D

  61. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Zyzz, fixed(:

  62. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Zyzz, After some troubleshooting it has come to my conclusion that the "3space" error only occurs in certain themes. For example the elementary theme does not exhibit this behavior. this could be a temporary fix.

  63. Zyzz says:

    2 years ago

    Oh cool thx. :)

  64. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Well; you can edit the delay in cinnamon settings > "Panel". Choose a time that suits you. :) And I know what you're talking about, and I don't understand it either, In the process of figuring it out.

  65. Zyzz says:

    2 years ago

    Imagine like you have 3 "spaces" between the monitor icon and "Desktop sharing" on your screenshot. (I can't take a screenshot of the cinnamon panels or applets. Don't know why so I can't post a screenshot. :()

  66. Zyzz says:

    2 years ago

    The spaces is fixed after I was moving the mouse into the right field. Weird but ok. But when I reopen the applet the spaces are there again and closes when I move in it again. Doesnt look pretty. Another thing I just noticed with the Applications applet. If I go to to lets say Preferences (low on left side) and then want to chose Adobe flash player (high on the right side) I cross the submenu above Preferences (Wine for me) thus switching to Wine. Bad thing I don't know how to fix as a delay would be annoying too. :( Maybe a very little delay would do it as the crossing doesn't take long. :) Thx for your work. :) (5 posts omg sry.)

  67. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    I have no clue what you mean by the space in the applications menu, Mine looks like: except "Applications". I do not know what the language packs include, so I cannot quite find the words to translate. And yes, the Schema was changed, and completely rewritten. thanks for the feedback though :P And I don't know why you can't set the icon size.

  68. Zyzz says:

    2 years ago

    Oh the language stuff was already adressed. Sorry for the multiple posts. (Edit function would be cool. ^^)

  69. Zyzz says:

    2 years ago

    Is it correct that the schema was renamed (Classic to Gnome)? I can't set the icon size via right click on system applet anymore but as it fits I don't care too much. :) In the application applet the icons are pretty far away from the text except for the "Graphics" submenu. I like how it's with "Graphics" as the much space looks weird on all others. Applications is in english where as Places is in german (Orte). System is same in both languages. Cinnamon fault or bug in applet? :)

  70. Zyzz says:

    2 years ago

    Can you add the changelog as a file to the zip or add a date. I don't know what version I have atm so I reinstall. :D

  71. Zyzz says:

    2 years ago

    After a restart (new day ^^) the icons are now fine. And I found the settings. :D Thx again.

  72. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Since I'm new at this, I do not quite know how the language packs work.. :\ I'll look into it.

  73. Marty says:

    2 years ago

    Yeah ! thanks a lot. I will try this later as i am still in Mint 9 LTS at home. I use Mint 12 only at work. Concerning translations, how does it work ? does the menu use translations from gnome language pack or is there a standalone translation system. Because not all menu items are translated. I am french and i installed language pack and locales.

  74. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    The log out should Work. Rewrote a shutdown menu, that should work (written in GTK) :p uploading now. Tell me results.

  75. Marty says:

    2 years ago

    Mint 12 "Lisa" fresh install. install via iso without MATE. Up to date.

  76. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Marty are you on linux mint 12, or a different distro?

  77. Marty says:

    2 years ago

    yes everything is up to date. - Shutdown button : nothing happens. - Log out button : nothing happens. - Update manager : notification = "execution of /usr/bin/update-manager" failed. Command not found. - Software manager : notification = "execution of /usr/bin/software-center" failed. Command not found. (but launched anyway) - Synaptic : launching but "launching without Admin rights. You won't be able to apply modifications" ... Lauching these tools via Applications menu is ok.

  78. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Have you updated everything?

  79. Marty says:

    2 years ago

    no, nothing happens when clicking logout or shutdown. will try to list errors and make screenshots. using Mint 12 Lisa.

  80. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Log out and shutdown work fine I believe? :O

  81. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    pb with logout and shutdown? What do you mean?

  82. Marty says:

    2 years ago

    Some apps in system menu won't work. pb launching synaptic with apropriate rights, pb with logout and shutdown buttons... apps in Applications menu are ok. better language support is also needed. not a rant, just feedback. thx

  83. sokoc1nnamon says:

    2 years ago

    Successful option to change the icon size, with the contextual menu. Generally this changes the size of all icons (eg 24px), but the sub-menus to differentiate from the rest you could specify a different icon size (eg 16px). This would generate a new option in the contextual menu, but take it only as an idea.

  84. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Zyzz, theres an option in the System applet...?

  85. Zyzz says:

    2 years ago

    Very nice. My icons are way bigger than in the picture but thats ok atm. :)

  86. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Will do Marty, I have been debating it! :p thanks, doing it. :)

  87. Marty says:

    2 years ago

    also : in system menu can you make one menu drop down at a time. When you click "preferences" and after "administration" you should make "preferences" menu tree to close.

  88. Marty says:

    2 years ago

    Hi, Just a suggestion (that's my opinion) : i would prefer to have slider menus (slides on the right like old gnome2 menu bar) instead of drop down menus. Seems more efficient as drop down menus would make the list go over screen when a lot of apps. Eventually i prefer the Applications than the System menu. Anyway this is a great improvement for cinnamon ! thanks a lot.

  89. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Well, just saying, the system Menu wont get the icons to go on the left and look nice. If you want to take a shot on it knock yourself out. Until then I'm trying. and then ill start on the px.

  90. sokoc1nnamon says:

    2 years ago

    With respect to the icons of the 3 menus, I prefer the left, so it was in Gnome2. And another thing is the size of these, the default size is 18px, but I most like about 24px. Maybe with dconf-Editor you can save the settings for the size of the icons of the categories, applications, system so that the user can use the size of icons to choose, manually editing the entries in dconf-Editor.

  91. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Well, left It has a weird glitch. :\ Ill look into it.

  92. billynick says:

    2 years ago

    icons on the right hmmmmmm. .. not too bad. but it should be consistent over all the 3 menus?!

  93. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Dobbie- Fixed

  94. Dobbie03 says:

    2 years ago

    Awesome idea. How do I remove the logo from the Applications menu? The word applications has been abreviated to Applicati...

  95. Helloindustries says:

    2 years ago

    Total 5-star. I shall try this when mint 13 comes out.

  96. billynick says:

    2 years ago

    yeah the pull down thing

  97. billynick says:

    2 years ago

    i have to comment again....i love what you have done. 10 stars if i could give it. 11 if [see above]

  98. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    the Pull down thing? I'm working on it, my next project.

  99. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    wait what?

  100. billynick says:

    2 years ago

    very nice but i still want the applications menu to be like what you have done to the system menu

  101. Marty says:

    2 years ago

    Hi Bownz, Thanks a lot for this applet, i think this is THE applet that was missing in cinnamon. I totally agree with Lucas above : lack of this menu is the only thing that makes me stay with Mint 9 LTS. And as you are into making the "System" menu also, you are going to make a lot gnome 2 users happy with Gnome 3 Cinnamon ! Thanks a lot for that and all your contributions.

  102. Lucas says:

    2 years ago

    Hi bownz, I big 'thank you' for this applet. I was missing the classic Gnome menu since unity was introduced. in fact I stayed with Mint 9 / Ubuntu 10.04 on all my systems mostly for that reason. Now I'm really looking forward to installing Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon. I think this is the best desktop for me now. I like that there's the tendency for making most things configurable in Cinnamon - which one cannot say about Unity or Gnome Shell. The only thing missing in Cinnamon was the classical Gnome menu - until this day. So thanks a lot! Of course it would be great to have the menu with the third entry "System". But as you worte that on your "To Do" list I guess you're working on it. I'll be patient and I'm looking forward to see that realized. It seems as your applet will be my desktop central in future! Best ragards, Lucas

  103. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    bimsebasse, I don't know how I would get to do that?

  104. sokoc1nnamon says:

    2 years ago

    Excellent. Very good for the 2 applets!

  105. bimsebasse says:

    2 years ago

    I think you should make the applications menu more like the shell extension. The Applications menu used now is more like a whittled down Mint Menu than a Gnome menu:

  106. bownz says:

    2 years ago

    Thank you for the support. I will try to look into that bimsebasse. Thanks.

  107. bimsebasse says:

    2 years ago

    Good job bownz, the similarish shell extension ( has a system tools entry which might give you some of the code needed to add it.

  108. bidinou says:

    2 years ago

    Ah, I think I found a little issue with your applets. In gnome 2, it was possible to quickly select an item in the apps or places menus by clicking on the menu, and then, KEEPING THE BUTTON PRESSED, selecting one item within the menu and just releasing the button afterwards. With your applet, the menu doesn't open until you release the mouse button which takes a little more time and is a behaviour different from the former one. But maybe this is not due to your applet but to the way Cinnamon works. Cheers

  109. bidinou says:

    2 years ago

    Yes, thanks a lot, I was missing those menus a lot !! :-) This is so much more efficient and clutter-free than the Unity Dash or Gnome Shell menu... By the way, do you have any idea why there is a slight delay when clicking on the Applications menu ? It also happens with the official Mint menu by the way, but it's a bit annoying as the system feels less responsive :-) Thanks for you contributions.

  110. billynick says:

    2 years ago

    pretty good but how bout making the applications menu a bit more like this? i remember using that in gnome-shell and after a while i found it better than the gnome2 menu