Gnomenu revisited!

Here is a version of gnomenu that works on gnome 3.36, 3.38 and (new) 40.

Gnomenu is a menu similar to the start windows menu, it allows the user to start applications. 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.

To install the menu the steps vary depending on the version of gnome you are using.

On 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

Then you need to install the version I propose by downloading the

and install it with

gnome-extensions install

On gnome 40

The extension has been renamed, after downloading the zip file

you can install it with

gnome-extensions install

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.

If everything went well you will 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!


  • Anton says:

    Hi, tried the above process, all went without error but at the end, and after re-booting, I still have my old KDE Cosmic.

    • Giacomo says:

      this is meant for gnome users, it doesnt’t work in kde.
      Thank you for your comment

  • Mike says:

    Thank you for the fixes that make it work for Ubuntu. Quick question about your screenshot, how you hide the “Show Applications” button?

    • Giacomo says:

      you can click on the gear icon in the top right corner of the menu, it will open the settings window.
      There, in the panel buttons tab, you can toggle the display of the apps button
      Thank you for your comment

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