ClassicMenu Indicator

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ClassicMenu Indicator

What is ClassicMenu Indicator?

ClassicMenu Indicator is a notification area applet (application indicator) for the top panel of Ubuntu’s Unity desktop environment and other environments that support the AppIndicator protocol.

Das Ziel von ClassicMenu Indicator ist es, ein einfaches, klassisches Anwendungsmenü zu bieten.

If you use WINE applications or games they are available in ClassicMenu Indicator, too. Depending on your local settings you may have to open the Preferences dialog from the ClassicMenu Indicator submenu and activate the WINE menu there.



As far as I know there aren’t any critical bugs in ClassicMenu Indicator.

If you find a bug in ClassicMenu Indicator please report it at the bugtracker at Launchpad so that I can fix it. Thank you.


ClassicMenu Indicator is beeing developed on Ubuntu 15.10 “Wily Werewolf” and additionally tested on Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus”, Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin” and Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr”.

ClassicMenu Indicator needs the following packages from the software sources:

  • python3-gi
  • gir1.2-glib-2.0
  • gir1.2-gtk-3.0
  • gir1.2-gmenu-3.0
  • gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1
  • python3-pkg-resources

If you install the .deb package this packages will be automatically installed if needed.

Bugreports, suggestions, ideas, …

For bug reports or feature requests please use the bugtracker at Launchpad


If you want to help to translate ClassicMenu Indicator to other languages go to the translation page at Launchpad.

To see the list of people who contributed to the translations you are using go to ClassicMenu Indicator –> About –> Credits .

Thanks to all contributors! You really rock!


You can use ClassicMenu Indicator under the conditions of GPL v3 or later.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see


ClassicMenu Indicator is available from the PPA (“Personal Package Archive”) ppa:diesch/testing for all current versions of Ubuntu. If you add this PPA to your software sources Ubuntu’s Update manager will automatically install newer versions of ClassicMenu Indicator when they are available.

If you don’t know how to do this see this explanation.

If you rather want to download the files manually here there are:

File Size Modified MD5
classicmenu-indicator-0.10.1.tar.gz 41.9 KByte 2016-03-22 00:04 a0f847a830ed57375cdc5fbd40eef8ed
classicmenu-indicator_0.10.1_all.deb 28.6 KByte 2016-03-22 00:04 c43ad28a14110caeab726b12e633402f

After you installed ClassicMenu Indicator will be started automatically when you next log in. Or you can use the dash or the command line to start ClassicMenu Indicator (use classicmenu-indicator on the command line).

Source code

The source code is available from the Bazaar repository at Lauchpad