[Feature request] Drawer that mimic Gnome Classic Menu

Bug #1105216 reported by icb410
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Bug Description

Can this be made to imitate gnome classic menu, automatically?
Thank you.

I'll look into creating a "super drawer" that will actively reflect registered applications and categorize them based on standard categories into sub-drawers. However, this is a bit more involved than the current implementation. For now, you can create drawers with applications in a category, then group all those drawers into one "Parent" drawer by adding their launchers to it via the dash or nautilus (they're stored in ~/.local/share/applications). I'm creating a bug report with the wishlist item.

icb410 (ian-berke)
Changed in drawers:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
icb410 (ian-berke)
Changed in drawers:
status: Triaged → In Progress
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icb410 (ian-berke) wrote :


Are you willing to test the new drawer that mimics the Gnome Classic Menu? To do so, please do the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ian-berke/testing
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install drawers

To create the new drawer, just run the drawers creation dialog and choose "Create AppMenu Drawer". The newly created drawer will be added to your launcher bar. You can create individual drawers for a certain category directly from that drawer (just right click the category and choose the option, or right click an item when in that category and choose create drawer here). To edit the contents, you'll have to use alacarte, menulibre or some other xdg-menu editing software. At some point in the future I hope to make it editable by drag-n-drop and dialogs.

Please post any feedback you have here in this bug report (#1105216).


icb410 (ian-berke)
Changed in drawers:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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mdalacu (mdalacu) wrote :

It is working, thank you. Could you add an option for the drawer to open from launcher position
/ Now it opens only at the bottom of the screen, regardless of launcher icon (drawer) position in unity launcher.

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icb410 (ian-berke) wrote :

I ran into some weird bug like this... Try logging out and back in and see if it works. I think it has to do with the way the filename is added to LauncherFavorites in gsettings. It's actually at the end of the list but is shown at the top of the launcher bar. The positioning is guessed from the list position. I've found that moving the launcher icon all the way to the bottom and then moving it back fixes it (or maybe logging in/out or typing in a terminal setsuid unity ).

Changed in drawers:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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mdalacu (mdalacu) wrote :

@icb410. You were right! After restart the drawer worked without any issue!
Great work! Thank you.

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