How to Install ClassicMenu Indicator on Ubuntu 17.x

ClassicMenu is a system tray area applet that provides classic GNOME-style application menu for Ubuntu Unity’s desktop environment. It contains preference window settings, wine settings, etc. ClassicMenu Indicator is a indicator applet for Unity, that provides the main menu of Gnome2/Gnome Classic. ClassicMenu Indicator is a notification area applet (application indicator) for the top panel of Ubuntu’s Unity desktop environment.

In this article I will show you how to install ClassicMenu Indicator on Ubuntu 17.x system.

Install ClassicMenu Indicator

First of all you have to add required repository by executing below command.

# add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing
 This PPA contains the most recent alpha/beta releases for
 * Arronax http://www.florian-diesch.de/software/arronax/
 * ClassicMenu Indicator http://www.florian-diesch.de/software/classicmenu-indicator/
 * Privacy Indicator http://www.florian-diesch.de/software/indicator-privacy/
 * RunLens http://www.florian-diesch.de/software/runlens/
 * Unsettings http://www.florian-diesch.de/software/unsettings/
 * UUdeLens http://www.florian-diesch.de/software/uudelens
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~diesch/+archive/ubuntu/testing
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keybox '/tmp/tmpsnzlj_zc/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: /tmp/tmpsnzlj_zc/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 5AF549300FEB6DD9: public key "Launchpad PPA for Florian Diesch" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1

Once adding the repository update your system using below command.

# apt-get update
Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security InRelease
Hit:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty InRelease     
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates InRelease        
Hit:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-backports InRelease      
Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/diesch/testing/ubuntu zesty InRelease [15.4 kB]
Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/diesch/testing/ubuntu zesty/main amd64 Packages [1,972 B]
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/diesch/testing/ubuntu zesty/main i386 Packages [1,972 B]
Get:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/diesch/testing/ubuntu zesty/main Translation-en [1,420 B]
Fetched 20.7 kB in 2s (7,648 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done

After updating system install ClassicMenu Indicator using below command.

# apt-get install classicmenu-indicator
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  classicmenu-indicator gir1.2-gmenu-3.0
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 290 not upgraded.
Need to get 48.0 kB of archives.
After this operation, 417 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Setting up gir1.2-gmenu-3.0:amd64 (3.13.3-6ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3+17.04.20170406-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-1) ...
Setting up classicmenu-indicator (0.11) ...

ClassicMenu Indicator has been installed on your system. type the application name in the Ubuntu dashboard and click on the icon to run the application.


ClassicMenu is running successfully on your system.


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