Get Classic App Launcher Via Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04

Classic Menu Indicator

Want the classic Gnome 2 style application launcher in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Unity? Well ClassicMenu-indicator is the simple applet to do so and here’s how to install it.

ClassicMenu Indicator is a notification area applet (application indicator) for the top panel of Ubuntu’s Unity desktop environment.

It provides a simple way to get a classic GNOME-style application menu for those who prefer this over the Unity dash menu. Like the classic GNOME menu, it includes Wine games and applications if you have those installed.

The developer has made this app into PPA, so we can install it by running below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator

Don’t like Ubuntu PPA? OK, the .deb installer is available for download at the link below:

Download ClassicMenu indcator

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