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    Default First impressions of OpenSUSE 11.3 are

    Wow! I like it. It looks good and feels very responsive. I'm using Gnome and there is one thing I am not so keen on. The Main Menu.

    Is there any way (without resorting to the Normal Gnome menu) to view applications without opening that hideous window?

    Thanks for any help

    Richard G.

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    Default Re: First impressions of OpenSUSE 11.3 are

    You're looking for a way to view all applications without opening the second "More Applications" window?
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    Default Re: First impressions of OpenSUSE 11.3 are

    Quote Originally Posted by richard-g
    Wow! I like it. It looks good and feels very responsive. I'm using Gnome
    and there is one thing I am not so keen on. The Main Menu.

    Is there any way (without resorting to the Normal Gnome menu) to view
    applications without opening that hideous window?

    Thanks for any help

    Richard G.

    Hi
    You can start the application window by running the command;
    Code:
    application-browser
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    Default Re: First impressions of OpenSUSE 11.3 are

    Quote Originally Posted by ReferenceSeete View Post
    You're looking for a way to view all applications without opening the second "More Applications" window?
    Yeah - I was thinking along the lines of the Mint Linux menu which is far more slick

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    Default Re: First impressions of OpenSUSE 11.3 are

    Found it in the builds thingy* It was for 11.2 but seems to work OK with the exception that it won't run yaST which is probably because it isn't running the /usr/bin/xdg-su command correctly.

    Anyway it can be found here if anyone is interested. Way way slicker

    * Yes that's the technical term

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    Default Re: First impressions of OpenSUSE 11.3 are

    OK. This is how to fix the xdg-su issue

    Open a terminal

    and
    Code:
    cd /usr/share/linuxmint/mintMenu/plugins
    sudo vim execute.py
    Change the line
    Code:
    if (cmd.find("/home/") >= 0) or (cmd.find("su-to-root") >= 0) :
    to
    Code:
    if (cmd.find("/home/") >= 0) or (cmd.find("xdg-su") >= 0) :
    Then save the file. You will need to restart mint Menu.

    And now I have mintMenu working, I think I may have found my distro

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    Default Re: First impressions of OpenSUSE 11.3 are

    I'll have to try this out. I haven't really used Mint's slab menu, but I too am not completely satisfied with the Gnome menu and opening applications in a separate window.

    I think this is in part because of the speed (or lack thereof) of it popping up. In Gnome-shell (Fed13), which does something similar, it is a little quicker.
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    Default Re: First impressions of OpenSUSE 11.3 are

    Quote Originally Posted by richard-g
    OK. This is how to fix the xdg-su issue

    Open a terminal

    and

    Code:
    --------------------

    cd /usr/share/linuxmint/mintMenu/plugins
    sudo vim execute.py

    --------------------

    Change the line

    Code:
    --------------------
    if (cmd.find("/home/") >= 0) or (cmd.find("su-to-root") >= 0) :
    --------------------

    to

    Code:
    --------------------
    if (cmd.find("/home/") >= 0) or (cmd.find("xdg-su") >= 0) :
    --------------------


    Then save the file. You will need to restart mint Menu.

    Hi
    You should push the fix to the package builder, you also might want to
    ask themto add to the requires gnome-packagekit-extras to pick up
    gpk-application.

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    Default Re: First impressions of OpenSUSE 11.3 are

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    You should push the fix to the package builder, you also might want to
    ask themto add to the requires gnome-packagekit-extras to pick up
    gpk-application.
    Trying to find out how to do just that, but all the wiki pages seem to be empty
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    Default Re: First impressions of OpenSUSE 11.3 are

    On 2010-07-16 13:36 GMT richard-g wrote:

    >
    > Wow! I like it. It looks good and feels very responsive. I'm using
    > Gnome and there is one thing I am not so keen on. The Main Menu.
    >
    > Is there any way (without resorting to the Normal Gnome menu) to view
    > applications without opening that hideous window?


    In the bar at the bottom, right click, add applet, search for "menu".
    There is one named "Traditional Main Menu". Add it.


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