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In Gnome2 there was a listing of applications installed. Since Gnome3 and Unity, you have to search for the application you want. You can use Run Command but you have to know the name of the app you want to open.

Are there any other ways to open applications besides Dash-Applications-Lens and Run Command?

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For Gnome you could use GNOME shell extensions - search for menu. Also, if it is compatible, look at the Axe Menu, as that provides a brilliant interface. –  Wilf Nov 16 '13 at 12:50

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This is a kind of emulator for the old gnome 2 menu: You need to add this ppa: https://launchpad.net/~diesch/+archive/testing

Execute in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator

And then start the program with:

classicmenu-indicator

Good luck!

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