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 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.