Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179089
The Applications menu does not have the "Run Application..." item
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:22 EST
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Description of problem:
To do development work, I often use the Applications->Run Application menu item, which I cannot find installing yesterdays rawhide on my iBook.
It appears to me missing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install rawhide
2. Click the menu "Applications"
3. Be surprised "Run Application" has vanished
IIRC there was some discussion about that after GNOME 2.12 release. Basically,
Alt + F2 does what you want.
Frank is right, this was intentionally removed. Bryan Clark instigated the
change. To quote,
"However it is ugly. Really ugly. It's not just a wart, but
a wart on the tip of our nose the size of our eye."
and gnome bug #167090 for details.
Thanks Ray, although I say I don't agree with that decision. The user (like me,
hardly a newbie!) has to find out from google that [Alt + F2] works as required,
and remember it. Should this be in the release notes or something?
The change is one of the controversial sort, I think. It's definitely not
something we'd diverge from upstream on though.
It's probably not worth adding to the release notes.