Having just upgraded from 10.04 to 11.04, I'm getting used to the Unity interface.
Back in Gnome, I managed to create a "common" menu accessible from the start button to which I could simply add
*.desktop files to get all my common things in there?
Is there a way to do this in Unity? What I'm looking for is a single icon in the launcher which, when clicked, gives me a menu which can start my most common applications like:
- a couple of different VMWare images.
- a couple of common directories (nautilus file manager).
- a maximised terminal.
- my backup script.
- brasero, gcalctool, eclipse and others.
The idea of putting all my apps in the launcher is not too appealing to me since it may expand beyond the screen height, even with my reduced icon size.
By judicious use of the desktop files (some standard, some self-made), I managed to get all this going in Gnome but I'm having troubles figuring out the new setup.
In addition, the icons for all my VMWare images are identical in the Unity launcher whereas Gnome allowed textual descriptions. Can this be changed at the top level or, preferably, in the sub-menu I'm looking for?