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Cardapio, one of the best main menu applets available for Linux has just been updated, bringing some very cool new features:

Cardapio minimode
(Cardapio Gnome panel applet - minimode)

Minimode is a new option to reduce the size of the Cardapio main window which saves a lot of space, very useful for netbooks (but not only).

Cardapio Docky
(Cardapio running as a Docky Helper)

Docky Helper: clicking the anchor icon in Docky will open Cardapio.

Other changes in the latest Cardapio include reduced memory usage and the search box is now sensitive to Cardapio's location (if Cardapio is launched from the top panel, the search box is on top and if Cardapio is launched from the bottom panel, the search box is at the bottom).

Install Cardapio in Ubuntu

To install the latest Cardapio in Ubuntu, use the following commands (will add the PPA and install Cardapio):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cardapio-team/unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cardapio

Once installed, right click a Gnome panel, select "Add to panel" and add Cardapio.

To also install the Cardapio Docky helper, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install cardapio-docky

Thanks to Thiago Teixeira for the tip! Docky Cardapio image credits: tvst3000 (as I don't use Docky)