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Try the New MintMenu that will be in 10.10
« on: September 12, 2010, 01:08:53 pm »
As most of you already know you can do a bunch of stuff right from within the Menu, like uninstalling programs, adding them to favorites, creating shortcuts or even making them start at boot. A cool feature was that you could install new packages by simply typing their name and clicking the Install this package button. The problem was that you had to know the exact package name in order to do that. Otherwise, you would have to select the "search the repositories" option to find what you were looking for.

It is not the case anymore, as the new and improved mintMenu (that will be default in Pinguy OS 10.10) digs deep into APT and fetches, almost in realtime, all the packages that have the word you were looking for connected to them.

But this is not the only improvement. You can now perform Google and Wikipedia searches, look for Tutorials, etc.

As a video always does a better job explaining things than me, here it is! Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkIP-vvtzt4


If you would like to try the new menu now just download these two packages and install them.

http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/romeo/m/mintinstall/mintinstall_7.1.8_all.deb
http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/romeo/m/mintmenu/mintmenu_5.0.5_all.deb

Once it is completed, logout and log back in again and it should be ready to serve you.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2010, 01:24:38 pm by Pinguy »
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Re: Try the New MintMenu that will be in 10.10
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 07:07:52 pm »
Wow that is truly awesome! Hats off to the Mint team. Also, for those not wanting to log out and log back in to reload the menu simply run
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killall -9 gnome-panel in terminal or via alt+f2 and it will reload your gnome panels (and all their applets).

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Re: Try the New MintMenu that will be in 10.10
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 01:36:50 am »
Gave it a go and I like it.  :)
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Re: Try the New MintMenu that will be in 10.10
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 04:36:17 am »
Very nice. Appears to work well.

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Re: Try the New MintMenu that will be in 10.10
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010, 12:47:44 am »
i got a dead link will try tomorrow :)
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Re: Try the New MintMenu that will be in 10.10
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 01:34:29 pm »
The current mintmenu package on the site has moved on to

http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/romeo/m/mintmenu/mintmenu_5.0.7_all.deb

Installed fine, looks interesting. Now I just have to remember not to crank up synaptic each time.

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Re: Try the New MintMenu that will be in 10.10
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 09:47:00 pm »
The current mintmenu package on the site has moved on to

http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/romeo/m/mintmenu/mintmenu_5.0.7_all.deb

Installed fine, looks interesting. Now I just have to remember not to crank up synaptic each time.

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Re: Try the New MintMenu that will be in 10.10
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010, 10:40:38 pm »
Here is the Mint  Repository for there Debian release. You can find the two packages that are needed there. Make sure you get it from Romeo.

 
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Re: Try the New MintMenu that will be in 10.10
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2010, 01:38:39 pm »
mind is working and very very useful!
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Re: Try the New MintMenu that will be in 10.10
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2010, 07:28:52 pm »
Nice, thank's!! Just a problem for french users : the search work on en.wikipedia... It's possible to configure for searching on fr.wikipedia ? Same for google. fr? and for the dictionarie?
« Last Edit: September 20, 2010, 07:32:53 pm by polo »