Here you find a version of gnomenu that works on gnome 3.36, 3.38 and (new) 40.
Gnomenu is a menu similar to the windows one, used to start the applications on the system. It is a shell extension of gnome.
Here is a screenshot on ubuntu 20.20
and on Fedora 34
On the official page of the extension you can find all the details.
Instructions for gnome 3.36 and 3.38
To install the new version, you must first remove the gnomenu extension if it is already present. This can also be done from the terminal by typing
gnome-extensions uninstall email@example.com
Then you have to install the version I propose by downloading the
and install it with
gnome-extensions install firstname.lastname@example.org
On gnome 40
The extension has been renamed, after downloading the zip file
you can install it with
gnome-extensions install email@example.com
Now (on all the above mentioned gnome versions) you can reload the gnome shell by typing Alt + F2 and “r” + Enter in the screen text box. Alternatively you can reboot.
If the menu still does not appear, it may be necessary to manually enable it with the gnome-extensions-app application
You will then get the new menu on gnome!
Of course it is not perfect, in some installations I have noticed that the folder icons on the left do not appear … let’s say that the menu core works
Let me know what you think!