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Switching the Whiskermenu for the older 'tier' style menu
« on: June 25, 2016, 09:44:46 am »
Team Peppermint realise that not everyone will be a huge fan of the Whiskermenu as used in Peppermint 7 .. the switch to Whiskermenu was always going to be contentious .. but if you're a fan of the older 'Tier' style menu it can easily be switched back.

There's a great video by Ghost Sixtyseven on YouTube that shows exactly how to do this .. see the video below from 10:00 onwards (or watch it all ;))


I will add however that it would be a good idea to give the Whiskermenu a chance first, you may find that it grows on you to the extent that you can't go back to simple tier menus .. that's precisely what happened to me ;)
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Re: Switching the Whiskermenu for the older 'tier' style menu
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2016, 11:53:21 am »
Hi everyone,

And for those who prefer to keep the Whiskermenu but want to switch the two columns (i.e. to have the categories on the left and the programs in a selected category on the right) use the method in this post.

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Re: Switching the Whiskermenu for the older 'tier' style menu
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 12:28:42 pm »
Manual instructions for adding back the Peppermint 6 style hierarchical menu in Peppermint 7


Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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cd /etc/xdg/menus
then
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sudo wget https://peppermintos.info/misc/peppermint-hierarchical.menu.firefox.tar.gz
then
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sudo tar xvf peppermint-hierarchical.menu.firefox.tar.gz
now run:
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sudo pluma /usr/share/applications/peppermint-logout.desktop
and change it to read
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[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=Log Out
Comment=Shutdown or Reboot
Icon=system-shutdown-panel
Exec=peppermint-logout
Categories=System;
NoDisplay=false
SAVE the file and exit pluma

now close the terminal.

Now right-click on an empty space on the panel and select:-

Panel > Panel Preferences...

Select the "Items" tab, and click the "Add" (+) button

Hightlight "Applications Menu" and click "Add", then "Close"

Hightlight "Applications Menu" in the items list, and click the UP arrow button until the Applications Menu is at the top (the new menu should now be on the left of your panel) .. click the "Close" button to close the panel preferences dialog.

On the panel, right-click the "Applications" menu button, and select "Properties" .. and set:-

Button Title: menu

Click the Icon (and wait for the icon chooser dialog to appear .. it can take a few seconds) .. then choose the "peppermint" icon, and click the "OK" button,

Back in the applications menu dialog, put a tick in:-

Use custom menu file

and point it at:-

File System > /etc/xdg/menus/peppermint-hierarchical.menu

Then click "Open" then close the Applications Menu dialog



Once you're happy the new menu is working correctly .. right-click on the original menu button (whisker menu), and select "Remove"
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Re: Switching the Whiskermenu for the older 'tier' style menu
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 02:43:11 pm »
Manual instructions for adding back the Peppermint 6 style hierarchical menu in Peppermint 8 (with Chromium instead of Firefox in the menu)


Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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cd /etc/xdg/menus
then
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sudo wget https://peppermintos.info/misc/peppermint-hierarchical.menu.chromium.tar.gz
then
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sudo tar xvf peppermint-hierarchical.menu.chromium.tar.gz
now run:
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sudo xed /usr/share/applications/peppermint-logout.desktop
and change it to read
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[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=Log Out
Comment=Shutdown or Reboot
Icon=system-shutdown-panel
Exec=peppermint-logout
Categories=System;
NoDisplay=false
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

now close the terminal.

Now right-click on an empty space on the panel and select:-

Panel > Panel Preferences...

Select the "Items" tab, and click the "Add" (+) button

Highlight "Applications Menu" and click "Add", then "Close"

Highlight "Applications Menu" in the items list, and click the UP arrow button until the Applications Menu is at the top (the new menu should now be on the left of your panel) .. click the "Close" button to close the panel preferences dialog.

On the panel, right-click the "Applications" menu button, and select "Properties" .. and set:-

Button Title: menu

Click the Icon (and wait for the icon chooser dialog to appear .. it can take a few seconds) .. then choose the "peppermint" icon, and click the "OK" button,

Back in the applications menu dialog, put a tick in:-

Use custom menu file

and point it at:-

File System > /etc/xdg/menus/peppermint-hierarchical.menu

Then click "Open" then close the Applications Menu dialog



Once you're happy the new menu is working correctly .. right-click on the original menu button (whisker menu), and select "Remove"
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