Since v0.08 ClassicMenu Indicator supports some simple configuration options. Since v0.09 some of them are available from the ClassicMenu Indicator submenu.

For older versions there’s no GUI to do the configuration so you have to use a text editor, like gedit and restart ClassicMenu Indicator to load the new configuration.

The configuration file is $HOME/.config/classicmenu-indicator/config. Neither that folder nor the file does exist by default so you may need to create them if you use a text editor.

If you use the menu items everything is created automatically.

The content of the file has to look like this:

menu_icons = yes
include_nodisplay = no
icon_size = 22
my_icon = classicmenu-indicator

The line [config] has to be the first line, all other lines may be missing or in different order.



Menu item: Show hidden entries

include_nodisplay can be set to yes or no. If it is yes the menu will have entries for programs which have a „No display“ tag. If it is no those programs will not be excluded from the menu.

Usually you do not want to see this programs.

The default is no


icon_size has to be an integer > 0. ClassicMenu Indicator will use this as the size for menu item icons if menu_icons is set to yes.

Not all sizes may work on all desktops.

The default is 22.


Menu item: Use old icon (you can just switch between the old and the new default icon).

my_icon tells ClassicMenu Indicator what icon to use for the indicator menu. It can be either a full path to a image file or icon name that is supported by your icon theme.

The default is classicmenu-indicator.


Since v0.09

Menu item: Use alternate menu (only available if you

are using Unity)

Use another menu structure (as defined by

The default is yes.