I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise with the GNOME desktop environment. I like using the GNOME Fallback ("Classic") better than the default GNOME (i.e., better than GNOME Shell). The only thing that I miss in GNOME Fallback is the search function in the panel.
In GNOME, when you press the Super key (Windows key), you can immediately start typing the name of the application and then click on the desired application from the results shown to launch that app. I find that in "classic" GNOME, it is fully menu driven; there is no option to search for installed applications using the panel or from within the Applications menu.
I was wondering if this feature could be added to GNOME Fallback, so that instead of going by the menu, I can for example press the Super key and then type the name of the application and then launch it from the results shown.
I have only very limited exposure, am still figuring things out. Thank you.