Add apps to the Menu Bar...?

Asked by clombard on 2013-02-20

OMG. How do you add an app to the menu bar..?.
Just upgraded and only have "battery", "network" and "speaker".
I want to add other applications to the menu bar (as I did easily in 12.04)....?
The help files say "Alt + f10" Doesn't work...!
Shouldn't a sub menu appear when in the menu bar and right click...?
Help.

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2013-02-21
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2013-02-22
N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Hi,

you cannot add apps in the UP menu bar in Unity environment. Where are these help files you've read ? Give us a link please.

If you want an environment such as gnome-classic , you can install a package from terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

Then logout and login from gnome(classic) or gnome-classic(no effects). There you can add or remove items from the up and down panel.

By default the Unity Up panel has (from left to right)

an icon file (messaging.. etc) a battery icon(If you have laptop) , a network icon , a sound icon , the calendar (time) and a gear-like button in the end.

If some icons missing in your environment , tell us how you installed Ubuntu and what version of Ubuntu you installed ?

clombard (clombard44) said : #2

Don't have the icon file (messaging...ect)...have battery,network, sound
and the gear-like icon. I dont see the apps menus.
I did a software update from 12.04 to 12.10.
If I open the messenging Empathy I can add it to the menu bar.
But I dont see a way to easily add Pidgin messenging to the menu bar.

From the Ubuntu Desktop Guide. Welcome to Ubuntu 12.10.
"App menus
The app menus are located to the right of the window mangement buttons.
Unity hides the app menus and the window management buttons unless you
move your mouse pointer to the top left of the screen or press Alt+F10.
This feature enables you to see more of your content at once, which is
especially vaulable on small screens like netbooks."

On Thu, 2013-02-21 at 07:01 +0000, NikTh wrote:
> Your question #222423 on unity in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+question/222423
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> NikTh proposed the following answer:
> Hi,
>
> you cannot add apps in the UP menu bar in Unity environment. Where are
> these help files you've read ? Give us a link please.
>
> If you want an environment such as gnome-classic , you can install a
> package from terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)
>
> sudo apt-get install gnome-panel
>
> Then logout and login from gnome(classic) or gnome-classic(no effects).
> There you can add or remove items from the up and down panel.
>
> By default the Unity Up panel has (from left to right)
>
> an icon file (messaging.. etc) a battery icon(If you have laptop) , a
> network icon , a sound icon , the calendar (time) and a gear-like
> button in the end.
>
> If some icons missing in your environment , tell us how you installed
> Ubuntu and what version of Ubuntu you installed ?
>

clombard (clombard44) said : #3

What do you mean "login from gnome (classic)"...
how do I do that...?

On Thu, 2013-02-21 at 07:01 +0000, NikTh wrote:
> Your question #222423 on unity in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+question/222423
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> NikTh proposed the following answer:
> Hi,
>
> you cannot add apps in the UP menu bar in Unity environment. Where are
> these help files you've read ? Give us a link please.
>
> If you want an environment such as gnome-classic , you can install a
> package from terminal (CTRL+ALT+T)
>
> sudo apt-get install gnome-panel
>
> Then logout and login from gnome(classic) or gnome-classic(no effects).
> There you can add or remove items from the up and down panel.
>
> By default the Unity Up panel has (from left to right)
>
> an icon file (messaging.. etc) a battery icon(If you have laptop) , a
> network icon , a sound icon , the calendar (time) and a gear-like
> button in the end.
>
> If some icons missing in your environment , tell us how you installed
> Ubuntu and what version of Ubuntu you installed ?
>

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #4

Have you installed the gnome-panel package ?

If yes , then you can login to gnome-classic from the login screen , you must select gnome-classic first.
See picture below

http://i.stack.imgur.com/34AbA.png
http://imagebin.ubuntu-gr.org/1349958632.png

But the desktop environment of gnome-classic is NOT Unity. Is like gnome2 (Ubuntu 10.04)...

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