Chapter 2. Overview of the GNOME Desktop

Menus

You can access all GNOME Desktop functions through menus. You can access your menus from the following GNOME Desktop components:

Main Menu

The Main Menu contains the Applications menu, and various other functions. You can use the Applications menu to access almost all of the standard applications, commands, and configuration options.

To add the Main Menu to a panel, right-click on a vacant space on the panel, then choose Add to Panel. In the Add to the panel dialog, select Main Menu and click Add.

Menu Bar

The Menu Bar contains Applications and Actions menus. You can use the Applications menu and the Actions menu to access almost all of the standard applications, commands, and configuration options.

To add the Main Menu to a panel, right-click on a vacant space on the panel, then choose Add to Panel. In the Add to the panel dialog, select Menu Bar and click Add.

Panels

You can add as many additional menus as you want to any of your panels. To open a menu that you add to a panel, click on the menu icon on the panel. You can perform other actions on your menus, such as copy menu items to panels.