Ubuntu – replace ‘Dash Home’ with a list of applications

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I don't really need a search driven application menu – particularly with a 'null' front page offering me email and web browser. Can I just hook in a simple application menu here in any way? (giving the effect of going straight to 'more apps')?

One of the comments below links to a list of alternative supported desktop environments – What kinds of desktop environments and shells are available? which I think may be very relevant, but having been bitten before by Ubuntu changing their preferences (media player, photo manager) I'm keen to see if there are any ways to improve the customisation of the current flavour-of-the-month desktop.

Best Answer

I found the answer, at least party...

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/use-classic-menu-in-unity-classicmenu.html

Adding Cardapio to the launcher gives me what I was looking for, just have to find a way to kill dash-home now.

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