While still out there, there is no doubt that the natural replacement of the classic GNOME 2 is Xfce , a desktop environment balanced characteristics and resource consumption is slowly improving, officially based or community contributions. So Whisker Menu comes a application menu that provides a few more interesting points.
First, Whisker Menu enhances the traditional menu Xfce a search field , almost indispensable in these times. Also, the view of favorite applications is another clear improvement usability. No more is needed for us to recommend you this supplement (which is part of Linux Mint 15 Xfce on Mint-Menu replacement).
In fact, in due course minusvaloré Whisker Menu and I have to retract, because only by the two features mentioned and worth telling him. Although it should also continue to improve its functionality if necessary, give a small remoce their appearance , which leaves a little to be desired (the truth is that I liked the Mint-Menu, one pity that you were able to recycle).
If you use Xfce in Debian, openSUSE or Fedora, thanks to you openSUSE Build Service packages ready to install. IF you do in Ubuntu / Xubuntu, the following PPA is the way to go:
course, if Xfce updated to 4.10, Whisker Menu will not work . In that case … touch you compile. At least for now.
icing, can assign a keyboard shortcut to launch Whisker Menu. Open Xfce preferences, go to the keyboard section on “Application Shortcuts”, add the following (without the quotes): “xfce4-popup- whiskermenu “. More information about Whisker Menu.