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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002223Kali LinuxGeneral Bugpublic2020-12-01 10:48
Reporterrhertzog Assigned Torhertzog  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Versionkali-dev 
Fixed in Version2.0 
Summary0002223: Improve menu extension for Gnome Shell and do not use Gnome Flashback

After having discussed with Josselin Mouette (Debian GNOME Maintainer), I concluded that it's not a good idea to rely on GNOME Flashback as many things will not work flawlessly since that session is mostly obsolete (compared to GNOME Classic or GNOME Shell).

We should look into either:

  • revamping the menu structure to use a single level of categories
  • or improving the menu extension for GNOME Shell to support menus which are more than one level deep

I found the following upstream bug which is related to this problem:

In any case, we should configure the GNOME Shell session to include the "apps-menu" extension by default.




2015-04-17 10:09

administrator   ~0003237

I uploaded kali-defaults 2.0~5 which enables the "apps-menu" extensions in GNOME Shell. I also dropped the change which made gnome-flashback the default session.

In parallel, we're having some discussion to see whether we really need to use a menu to make all those applications discoverable...



2015-05-18 16:04

administrator   ~0003306

Pushed gnome-shell-extensions_3.14.2-1kali1.dsc to kali-dev with Emilio's patch.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-04-13 08:22 rhertzog New Issue
2015-04-13 08:22 rhertzog Status new => assigned
2015-04-13 08:22 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2015-04-13 08:44 rhertzog Description Updated
2015-04-17 10:09 rhertzog Note Added: 0003237
2015-05-18 16:04 rhertzog Note Added: 0003306
2015-05-18 16:04 rhertzog Status assigned => resolved
2015-05-18 16:04 rhertzog Fixed in Version => 2.0
2015-05-18 16:04 rhertzog Resolution open => fixed
2020-12-01 10:48 g0tmi1k Priority high => normal