NOTE: This is not the same menu as the "gnome-main-menu" which can be installed via the official Ubuntu repos. Although it is very similar, the Mint one is much more customisable and innovative.
Install Mint Style Gnome Menu in Ubuntu
First you need to download mint menu .deb packages using the following command from your terminal
Now install each .deb package by double clicking on it
Add to gnome panel
If you want to add mint menu to gnome panel
-- Right click on the gnome panel and select "Add to panel..."
-- Choose the "mintMenu" and click on add.
You will notice when you add it the it has the mint menu and some text.
If you right-click on the menu button and select "Preferences" you will see the menu with a whole bunch of stuff. On the first tab which is shown, named "Main Button" you can change how the button looks in the gnome pane. For me, I deleted the button text as I just wanted to have a logo, but of course the choice is yours.
As for the icon, if you want an ubuntu logo, here are the paths to copy in (NOTE: paths are based of Ubuntu 10.04)
If you're using a light theme:
If you're using a dark theme:
After you ave added it to the panel, you will notice that if you select "All Applications", that there is nothing there, or that there are no sub-menus. No problem, all should be fine and working after a the next reboot.
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