How to install Linux Mint Menu in Ubuntu

Many Ubuntu users gets sick of the traditional Gnome menu in Ubuntu , which doesn't match the usability and the appeal of Ubuntu. Linux Mint the Ubuntu derivative Linux distro provides more appealing Gnome menu which is well organized .  

Steps to install it in Ubuntu

Here I'll discuss two methods of installation , one based on ppa repository of Ubuntu and other based on linux mint repository

I. Install from Linux Mint repostiory

1. Download and install deskbar applet:
  Deskbar applet is used in the search feature of the Linux Mint Menu.
  Download it from this link and install it.
2. Download the Debian files
These files are from the Mint repos. Copy the commands line by line allowing each one to finish first:


3. Unpack and Install
Copy these command one by one, allowing each one to finish first:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
sudo apt-get install -f

4. Add to gnome panel
- Right click on the gnome panel and select "Add to panel..."
- Choose the "mintMenu" and click on add.

II. Install from ppa

1. Add Repository
Open terminal(press ctrl+t), then type the following command
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/mintmenu
sudo apt-get update

2. Install Mint Menu

To install MintMenu in Ubuntu use the following command (Ubuntu 9.10 + only!):
sudo apt-get install mintmenu
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