If you like to install Linux Mint’s rather slick menu do the following :
Go to this page : http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php?release=Debian#main.
Download the following packages :
Navigate to where you downloaded the packages :
and then as root :
dpkg -i *.deb
You may see the following :
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mintmenu:
mintmenu depends on deskbar-applet; however:
Package deskbar-applet is not installed.
dpkg: error processing mintmenu (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Setting up mint-translations (2011.08.06) ...
Setting up mint-common (1.0.5) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
The package that seems to be missing was deskbar-applet...
apt-get install deskbar-applet
Right-click gnome-panel > Add to Panel...and choose mintMenu ( Advanced Gnome Menu )
You may encounter some problems ( like I did ) :
In this case you are missing python-xdg, so :
apt-get install python-xdg
Next problem was that the Places menu ( except for Computer in my case ) did not work. So when clicking on Home Folder nothing happens......Solution :
apt-get install xdg-utils
Now it works....
Right-clicking the Menu gives access to the following :
To change and edit your Favorites in the Mint Menu you can right-click to remove things you do not want and right-click on any application in the menu and check Show in my favorites.