Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cardapio Menu Applet for Unity Launcher

Cardapio is another Main Menu alternative for Ubuntu and the newest version can now work with Unity Launcher as well.


For installation, go to a Terminal and run the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cardapio-team/unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cardapio

Now, to create a Launcher entry for Cardapio, run the following command all-at-once:

echo "[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Terminal=false
Exec=cardapio show-near-mouse
Name=Cardapio
Icon=gnome-main-menu" | tee ~/.local/share/applications/cardapio.desktop

Open your /home directory. Press Ctrl + H to see the hidden files and navigate to .local/share/applications. Drag and drop the "cardapio.desktop" file you see there to the Unity Launcher and you are done.

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Accessibility , Launcher , Unity