Ubuntu/Mint Menu Launchers

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This is a set of menu launchers I made with not only the Ubuntu and Mint logos, but also their respective logo typefaces as well. They both come in black and white versions in order to blend in with as many desktops as possible, plus they also come in a green version for anyone wishing to have something that more or less resembles Windows XP. Enjoy! :-)

user333

9 years ago

I like it, but how do I use it?

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fredbird67

9 years ago

If you're a newcomer to Linux or, for that matter, to GNOME, that's a very good question, since I'll be the first to tell you that GNOME doesn't provide a very intuitive way to set custom start buttons like I've done. But I'll explain it as best as I can, OK?

First of all, I personally don't care for the default two-panel layout in Ubuntu and most other distros that use GNOME. Therefore, I have my desktop set up to use just a single panel at the bottom of the screen and use GNOME's "Main Menu" for my menu. To set that up, just click on a panel and select "Main Menu" to put it on a panel. Simple as that.

However, you will quickly notice that it just consists of the Ubuntu (or whatever distro you use) logo. But if you use the GNOME Configuration Editor, this can be changed. To start it, open a terminal and type "gconf-editor" (minus the quotes).

In the panel on the left-hand side, you'll need to select apps --> panel --> objects. Under "objects", you'll see "object_0, object_1, object_2," etc. Here, you need to pick whichever one, in the right panel, has an "object_value" of "menu-object". Whether that's object_0, object_1, object_2, or whatever will vary with each individual Ubuntu or Mint installation.

Anyways, whenever you pick the correct one, in the right panel, you'll need to make sure that "use_custom_icon" is checked. Then, you'll need to right-click on "custom_icon" and click on "Edit Key...". Here, you will need to enter the FULL PATH to your chosen Main Menu button, and there's no "browse" option here, either, so you'll need to enter the full path to your chosen icon EXACTLY.

These could, of course, also be used as the launcher buttons for GnoMenu as well as Linux Mint's default slab menu, and those are way easier to customize the launcher icon for than Main Menu. But that's how I did it in Main Menu. :-)

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user333

9 years ago

Thanks! I understand. I read this somewhere else, but it wasn't explained very well :) I did find another way, but it was hard and involved, and messed with things I'd rather not mess with.

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