Ubuntu 12.04 comes with unity as default desktop environment. Ofcourse there are plenty of choice for Linux user. You can always install KDE, XFDE, RAZOR-QT, or any other desktop environment that you need. But in case if you like to stick with unity but want classic gnome menu back you can do it with installation of classic menu indicator. Classic menu indicator gives you another option to quickly navigate and find your favorite application in menu. It doesn’t affect your Ubuntu Unity Desktop. Before starting make sure you’re are using Ubuntu 12.04 or any Ubuntu version that has unity. I have tested this with Ubuntu 12.04.

The following code will add the menu in your Ubuntu desktop. Make sure to restart your computer after the completion of installation.

Why Ubuntu desktop can be helpful

  • It is very useful to navigate the application with the help of menu
  • You can easily find the necessary application without any hassle
  • It would simplier your task in many different way
  • It provides the simple way to get classic gnome style application menu
  • It also includes wine game If you have those installed in your system

To begin your installation Open your terminal Press CTRL+ALT+T and run the following command line by line. The following command will add classical menu repository to your computer and will add classical menu indicator after running install command.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:diesch/testing

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator

Note: You will see indicator at top panel like shown in screenshot above after the restart of your computer.

Final Conclusion: Classic Menu indicator helps you to easily browse the application installed in your system. It would be helpful for those who have migrated from another operation system like windows who are habituated using menu to browse anything in the computer.