No menu "run" item

Dean Loros autocrosser1 at
Sat Jul 5 21:32:36 UTC 2008

I just add the "Run Application" applet to one of my panels--I think
that it would be very easy to just add that to the upper panel by
default--My 2cents worth.

Dean Loros
Performance by Design Ltd.

> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2008 14:22:05 +0200
> From: Przemys?aw Kulczycki  <przemekkulczycki at>
> Subject: Re: No "run" menu item?
> To: ubuntu-devel-discuss at
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> Mackenzie Morgan pisze:
>> On Sat, 2008-07-05 at 00:31 +0200, Przemys?aw Kulczycki wrote:
>>> No. This would be used to open programs that are not in the menu without 
>>> having a terminal window open.
>>> Example: metacity or compiz crashes
>>> Solution: run it again from a "run" menu item
>>> Bad solution: run it from terminal - you have to keep it open because 
>>> when you close it you'll close metacity/compiz/whatever you've run in it
>> nohup compiz --replace &
>> Then close the window.  Compiz keeps going.  Works dandy.
> With a simple "run" menu item the user wouldn't have to know any secret 
> spells like alt+f2 or nohup.

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