Main Menu Alternative Launcher For Ubuntu

Cardapio is a main menu launcher for Ubuntu which can be used with the Unity launcher and can be used to look up items in a horizontal menu. You can also use it like the Ubuntu Dash and search for files and folders, provided Tracker application is installed. Cardapio can be a better alternative to the common Unity launcher options as it acts in someway like a horizontal form of the Ubuntu classic menu. It can also be used with docking application like Docky and Avant Window Navigator.

To use Cardapio with the Unity launcher, open a Terminal Window and enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cardapio-team/unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cardapio

Once done, download Cardapio, extract the tr.gz file and drag Cardapio file to the Unity Launcher.

This will allow you to use it with the Unity launcher. If you wish to enable file and folder searching capability, then install Tracker using the following command.

sudo apt-get install tracker


Cardapio is still in the development stage so you might face some functionality issues. You can also place the extracted file under ~/.local/share/applications/ to ensure that Cardapio does not disappear from the Unity launcher after the system reboots.

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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