Bug 179089 - The Applications menu does not have the "Run Application..." item
The Applications menu does not have the "Run Application..." item
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2006-01-27 06:06 EST by Richard Hughes
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Richard Hughes 2006-01-27 06:06:22 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7

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.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install rawhide
2. Click the menu "Applications"
3. Be surprised "Run Application" has vanished

Additional info:
Comment 1 Frank Arnold 2006-01-27 10:08:43 EST
IIRC there was some discussion about that after GNOME 2.12 release. Basically,
Alt + F2 does what you want.
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-01-27 10:19:06 EST
Hi Richard,

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."

See, http://mail.gnome.org/archives/release-team/2005-February/msg00078.html

and gnome bug #167090 for details.
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2006-01-31 04:22:08 EST
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?
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-01-31 10:53:13 EST
Hi Richard,

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. 

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