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I'm more of a visual person. I prefer scanning a list of icons to being presented with a search box and being forced to remember the name of the thing I want.

Is there any way to view a list of installed apps similar to the "Applications" menu in previous versions?

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isn't there a quicklist on the elauncher that says more applications and displays all of them? – Uri Herrera May 14 '11 at 23:24
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When you open Dash->More Apps or the Application Lens, the applications are shown as icons with their name underneath. Both these options also allow filtering the results by a category.

app lens

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Oh, wow. I've earned my "Duh" badge for the day. – John May 14 '11 at 23:47

There is a MUCH better way than the answer provided here:

Open the terminal and type the following:

sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator

That will give you exactly what you're looking for.

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