we are talking about modifications in Unity but there are also other highly customizable and configurable desktops that with few programs or applications allow us to change the look and improve the usability of our desktop.
We have talked many times about docks that fit into these features but there are several types of applications that can accompany docks. One of them is Whisker Menu, An application for Xubuntu and Xfce which allows us to transform the Xfce start menu in a menu similar to Cinnamon. At the moment Whisker Menu is only for version 4.8 or earlier, as so far the program gives problems in Ubuntu with Xfce 4.10.
Whisker Menu Installation
Currently this application is not in the official repositories of Ubuntu but through the console we can fix it, so we opened the terminal and typed
its add-apt-repository ppa: gottcode / gcppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin
After that we will have ready the application that will modify our menu of applications, to have it working we will only have to right click on the panel and choose to option ” Add New Items“And in the list that will appear, check the option Whisker Menu and press the button “Add.“This will make the new menu work on the desktop.
Once we have this application installed, we will find incredible improvements such as the category of “favorites“In our Menu, where we can place the favorite applications with a right click and the option”Add to Favorites“, So we will have a choice of fast or more used applications.
Other options included in this application is the ability to readjust the menu to the size we want as well as modify it completely through its configuration tool or modifying the icons of applications, something little considered but that sometimes it has been essential for us to do, especially with some applications.
Whisker Menu is an option to consider if you want to have a customizable menu, but there are other options like Alacarte that allow us to modify the menu to our liking. Now it’s your turn, you choose to do it on your desk, but remember that Whisker Menu NOT SUITABLE FOR XFCE 4.10.
More Information – DockBarX in Xfce, how to put the Windows 7 toolbar in Xfce
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