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I can invoke an application via a command line in a terminal emulator:

$ ssh -X rome xeyes

I can also invoke an application from a GUI application menu on a panel. I can have two GUI application menus on a panel.

How can I have all of the applications listed on the second application menu be invoked on a remote system rather than having to use the terminal emulator?

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Have you looked at vnc forwarding? –  belacqua Feb 7 '13 at 23:37
I agree, for what you want, VNC is better then ssh. I advise FreeNX as it is secure and fast. –  bodhi.zazen Feb 8 '13 at 0:57

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