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I really like docky for managing my applications but don't want to crowd it too much with pointless apps.

I would like to add an icon to open the Gnome Main Menu (Applications, Place, System etc) to docky if possible?

If this is not possible is there anything that can achieve similar results?

I tried using dockbarx on the panel which works nicely but isn't the best looking.


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Figured I could just use ALT + F1 to access the menu. Cardapio looks nice though I will give it a try – hipyhop Jun 7 '11 at 11:21
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You can Try Cardapio

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1. Add the PPA and then update:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cardapio-team/unstable
sudo apt-get update

2. Open the Ubuntu Software center and Install Cardapio for docky : enter image description here

3.Done, Enjoy!

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Ah, we've posted the answer in the same time :) – Alin Andrei Jun 6 '11 at 18:38
Opps !...... :) – Binarylife Jun 6 '11 at 18:40
off topic, here is that conky? you have on the top right corner? if it is would you share your config? – Uri Herrera Jun 6 '11 at 20:12
No it is a clock screenlet. I can give you the theme, add the clock and then choose the theme from the properties. – Binarylife Jun 6 '11 at 20:28

So is your question "Use the Gnome Main Menu without a panel?" or "I would like to add an icon to open the Gnome Main Menu (Applications, Place, System etc) to docky if possible?" ?

I'll answer the second one. You can't use the GNOME Main Menu in Docky as far as I know, but you can use Cardapio, an alternative to GNOME Main Menu with many useful features. For more about Cardapio, see here.

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To use Cardapio with Docky, add the PPA and install Cardapio and the Cardapio Docky Helper:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cardapio-team/unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cardapio cardapio-docky

Then enable Cardapio from the Docky helpers list. Now when you click the Docky anchor icon, it should launch Cardapio.

From here.

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