No "run" menu item?

Andrew Sayers andrew-ubuntu-devel at
Fri Jul 4 22:58:30 UTC 2008

Przemysław Kulczycki wrote:
> Recently I've noticed that Ubuntu (or just Gnome) doesn't have a "run
> program" menu entry like in Windows' Start menu.
> I don't think every user will magically know the alt+f2 shortcut.
> I think this menu item should be added to the Applications menu, above
> or below Add/Remove menu item.
> It's a pretty trivial task so I think it could be easily added in Intrepid.

Is this an issue that would be better handled in Brainstorm?  In the
absence of a clever compromise, it's largely about how common the use
case is - an empirical question best answered by the crowd rather than
by developers.

	- Andrew

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