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    Default How to Change GNOME Menu back to Classic View?

    Hi,

    I am wondering how you can change the view of the classic GNOME menu (Applications | Places | System) in 11.3 to the "classic" view (like in Fedora)?

    • The Applications menu has to much sub-menus. I prefer it flat.
    • The nautilus bookmarks are not directly accessible in Places either, which is not really comfortable.


    Thanks.

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    Question Re: How to Change GNOME Menu back to Classic View?

    Quote Originally Posted by awiese2007 View Post
    Hi,

    I am wondering how you can change the view of the classic GNOME menu (Applications | Places | System) in 11.3 to the "classic" view (like in Fedora)?

    • The Applications menu has to much sub-menus. I prefer it flat.
    • The nautilus bookmarks are not directly accessible in Places either, which is not really comfortable.


    Thanks.
    Did you mean this:

    In openSUSE 11.2:
    Panel>use right click>Add to Panel>Main Menu : Default Menu and Application Browser

    And I can remove the other menu ("Menu Bar") with a right click on it and "Remove"

    Is that what you were searching for?

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    Default Re: How to Change GNOME Menu back to Classic View?

    Quote Originally Posted by pistazienfresser
    awiese2007;2251147 Wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am wondering how you can change the view of the classic GNOME menu
    > (Applications | Places | System) in 11.3 to the "classic" view (like
    > in Fedora)?
    >
    > > > >

    - The Applications menu has to much sub-menus. I prefer it flat.
    - The nautilus bookmarks are not directly accessible in Places
    > either, which is not really comfortable.
    > > >

    >
    > Thanks.

    Did you mean this:

    In openSUSE 11.2:
    Panel>use right click>Add to Panel>*Main Menu* : Default Menu and
    Application Browser

    And I can remove the other menu ("Menu Bar") with a right click on it
    and "Remove"

    Is that what you were searching for?

    Regards
    pistazienfresser

    Hi
    The name for it is 'Tradition Main Menu' - The traditional GNOME menu

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    Default Re: How to Change GNOME Menu back to Classic View?

    Ah so "Tradition Main Menu" is its name, thanks

    I've got it in my panel. That was not the problem. My issue is that I don't
    see my nautilus bookmarks directly under "Places"...they are "hidden" under
    a sub-menu "Places->Bookmarks->..." which is not great in terms of usability
    (e.g. in Fedora they are directly listed under Places)...

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    Default Re: How to Change GNOME Menu back to Classic View?

    Quote Originally Posted by awiese2007 View Post
    Ah so "Tradition Main Menu" is its name, thanks

    I've got it in my panel. That was not the problem. My issue is that I don't
    see my nautilus bookmarks directly under "Places"...they are "hidden" under
    a sub-menu "Places->Bookmarks->..." which is not great in terms of usability
    (e.g. in Fedora they are directly listed under Places)...
    I would think this may be because under openSUSE such view (show the nautilus bookmarks) is just the default view under
    the openSUSE/Novell "Main Menue" slab (mine is slab 0.9.13):

    Computer (=Main Menue)>ETHER (if not used just before) above right Botton-> "Places" OR (if used just before) directly shown

    Just a guess.
    Have a lot of fun!
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    Default Re: How to Change GNOME Menu back to Classic View?

    I'm pretty sure "Fedora" [or any "other distro" of your choice] will also locate your bookmarks under a sub-folder called Bookmarks by default once you exceed a certain number of bookmarks.

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    Default Re: How to Change GNOME Menu back to Classic View?

    Quote Originally Posted by polycarp View Post
    I'm pretty sure "Fedora" [or any "other distro" of your choice] will also locate your bookmarks under a sub-folder called Bookmarks by default once you exceed a certain number of bookmarks.
    Thats correct, but at least there is a certain treshold. In openSuse these bookmarks will always be shown under a sub-directory regardless of the total number...

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    Quote Originally Posted by awiese2007 View Post
    Thats correct, but at least there is a certain treshold. In openSuse these bookmarks will always be shown under a sub-directory regardless of the total number...
    I would just think of adding nautilus to the first level/section of the "traditional menu" but I guess there would be an cooler way, too.

    But sorry: I have not found the place of this special setting "Places" of the old/traditional menu. Maybe you/someone could find the missing pieces to my fragmentary thinking/guessing and searching around??

    In the GNOME Documentation Library I found only the following:
    Customizing Menus and (I have not tested it myself - I am just content with the slab/"Main menue". The names for all the different menus I found a bit confusing. And especially I see only "applications".

    Maybe you could play a bit around (with a test user and after a snapshot?) and compare with the settings in openSUSE with those in fedora?

    And under menu-Tag - openSUSE Forums (and also with the search function) you could find similar treads - maybe e. g. the alternatives under How can I configure the GNOME Slab menu? (seems to me not only related the menu in the thread's title) would satisfy your needs?


    Good luck!
    pistazienfresser

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    Default Re: How to Change GNOME Menu back to Classic View?

    That seems to be a work-a-round...to compare the "Traditional Main Menu"s settings xml file of Fedora to openSuse's and manually adapt the part regarding "Places"...but that's to much hassle for me (not a fan of manual changes to gui system files

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