Since several weeks I left Unity for what it was, installed Gnome 3, and have been using the classic option. Back in the days of Gnome2 I had a bunch of shortcuts in the top menu bar, for all the apps that I opened daily, like Firefox, the terminal, Eclipse etc. Now I see "Applications" and "Places", then nothing, then the tray icons for mail, connection, date/time etc.
Although I can open any application with the applications menu, I would like to have those shortcuts back. Is that possible and if so how?