I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 with the new Unity Desktop. I understand that I can access the classic "Applications" menu by switching to Gnome. However, I was wondering if it's possible to access the menu thru the Unity Desktop. If not, then what is the best way to access the installed programs?
Yes, if you need a classic menu in Unity you can use "classic menu indicator applet", press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal.
When it opens run the commands below:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:diesch/testing sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator
To run the classicmenu immediately hit the super key, type
classic then click the classicmenu icon. A new icon will appear in the top right hand corner near the clock.
Else you can open application via the Unity dash