I've figured out how to kill the Launcher (in Unity 2D, which is what I'm using on my laptop), and now I want to put an Applications and Places menu on the top panel so that it is always there.
This is what I want:
However, the top panel in Unity is really hard to work with. I can't right click on it, move it, add apps to it... it's like it's made out of stone.
How can I get it to take a menu, and place that menu where I want?
I am willing to accept variants on the exact software that drives the menu, just so long as it is permanently affixed in the top left of the screen, and it is a drop down menu. Bonus points if it has a "recentl documents" menu.
I am not interested in running "Gnome Classic". It is problematic in all sorts of other ways. I am looking to customize Unity. Please no suggestions to log out and log in again using Gnome Classic. Thanks.