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gnomenu 2.7

GnoMenu is an eye-candy GNOME menu with themes support which works both for composited and non-composited desktops. It works with the GNOME Panel, Avant Window Navigator, Cairo Dock, KDE Plasma and more.

The applications supports many customizations: from changing the way the button looks to some amazing themes and more advanced features:

gnomenu settings

GnoMenu 2.7 was just released and it adds Zeitgeist support: simply right click an application in the menu and you'll see a list of most used / recently used files related to that application.

Other changes in GnoMenu 2.7:
  • Places now allow 1 level browse in right click menu
  • Recent files now have a open with in right click menu
  • Speed improvements
  • No more loading errors
  • Losts of bugs fixed
  • More Translations

To install GnoMenu 2.7 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and 10.04 Lucid Lynx, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnomenu-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnomenu

To take advantage of Zeitgeist functionality, also install Zeitgeist:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zeitgeist/ppa && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zeitgeist

Once you install GnoMenu, right click the GNOME panel, select "Add to panel" and then add the newly installed GnoMenu.

Performance-wise, GnoMenu has improved a lot. However, after selecting the option to load the menu icons into the memory so GnoMenu is more responsive, the memory usage is somewhere around 23.3 mb (as a comparison, MintMenu uses around 20 mb on my system). But that's the story with eyecandy: it requires some extra RAM.