What's happened to the, "System," menu in Feisty?

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Wed Jan 17 14:40:47 UTC 2007

"Cybe R. Wizard" <cybe_r_wizard at earthlink.net> wrote:
> It appears to have been totally raped.  There is no longer anything
> there except Help, About Ubuntu and About Gnome.  If that's not bad
> enough there is no longer any menu entry for Synaptic anywhere.
> OK, except for in the, "Debian," menu item which has all as usual.
> Was this an intentional part of dumbing Ubuntu down for the masses?

Don't panic ! ;-)

It's because the gnome menu has recently been revised, and now all the
items that used to be in the "Preferences" and "Administration" menu,
have been put in a "Control Center". The problem I had was that after
upgrading Feisty, there was no icon to access the control center ! 
But then I logged out and back in again, and hey presto, the icon for
the control center appeared at the top of the system menu ! 

Hope that works for you.

That said, after playing a bit with that control center, I find it a
disaster, usability wise, compared to the previous/simple menu
organization. I think a control center could still be a good idea, but
at very least, the current design needs some work. All IMHO of
course ;-)


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