Simplest Menu 2.2.0

UUID: SimplestMenu@bownz
Score: 5


Just a Simpler Menu then the applet "Simpler Menu", with no Lock Screen, Log out, or Shut down icons. WITH NO FAVORITES. I designed this after making this applet: . This defeated the purpose of the icons in this menu. :)

2.2.0 - Added "Add to Favorites" option, seeing as favorites aren't only in the menu's anymore. 

1) Extract to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets
2) Enable the applet in cinnamon settings.

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. i23098 says:

    3 years ago

    Any change of getting an update? The menu has some glitches with the lastest cinnamon... - When click the menu with the mouse and then start typing, it doesn’t work :( I have to mouse-over the search input box and sometimes only after clicking it. - The menu doesn’t “highlight” the selected app. The categories on the left column (Accessories, Administration, Games, etc) get a lighter grey on mouse over (key up/down), but the apps within don’t :( It’s expecially worse when using keyboard to search for an app, as I write 2 or 3 letters to have just a few possiblities and when pressing down arrow I can’t see what is the highlighted app. Thanks :)

  2. sokoc1nnamon says:

    4 years ago

    Usually the button named "System" in Gnome2, contained the items named "Preferences", "Administration", "Log Off" and "Quit". But you can add the item named "System Tools" is available. The idea of ??specific buttons is to organize the items in a direct way to access. Then in the future may add other more specific items, as needed.

  3. bownz says:

    4 years ago

    What used to be in system? was it just what is currently in preferences?

  4. sokoc1nnamon says:

    4 years ago

    If you build 3 applets, each with a popup for ("Applications" "Places" and "System") requires the user to install each one and has the advantage that the user can choose which applet specific needs. With a single applet, with the 3 buttons ("Applications" "Places" and "System") this will save lines of code and make installation easy. Anyway the user can delete at any time any unwanted button. And will definitely be liked by that we used the interface of Gnome2.

  5. bownz says:

    4 years ago

    I didn't know that was so important to everyone. I will bump that up in my list of priorities. Is it alright if it's 3 DIFFERENT applets; you just group them together? I will start this towards 8:00pm Eastern Time, I'm in school right now. If I had my laptop, I would start now.

  6. LazDude2012 says:

    4 years ago

    @bownz Oh, please, please make the Applications Places System! That would make Cinnamon perfect!

  7. Helloindustries says:

    4 years ago

    The one in the right looks good to me. Nice of you to even consider doing this :)

  8. bownz says:

    4 years ago This would be an easy example. This is what you'd want?

  9. bownz says:

    4 years ago

    I could make individual applets "Applications" (One Similar to This) "Places"(Existing Places app Edited to have a text label "Places") and "System" (not hard to make)

  10. Helloindustries says:

    4 years ago

    Yes, with 'Applications, Places, System' - If possible. Additional: An app to enable windows to open in the centre of the scree plus an optional key-binding to move a window to the centre. I've found those two things to be my biggest annoyances with Cinnamon. I know they seem trivial -especially the windows in the centre thing- but hey...

  11. bownz says:

    4 years ago

    with the Applications, Places, System thing? or GTK menu like , except with EVERYTHING.?

  12. Helloindustries says:

    4 years ago

    Looking pretty good :) Would you consider making a menu similar to the 'old' ubuntu menu? Example: