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The tag is for the global application menu AKA appmenu-indicator, that allows screen real estate to be conserved in desktop environments (DE's, AKA ‘graphical shells’) that support it. The tag seems to be a better fit for the launcher menu ‘Applications’ found in various DE's, especially since the tag has an ‘s’.

I propose that a new tag be a synonym for , and that becomes a ‘primary’ tag in its own right referring to the applications launcher menu.


History:

appmenu × 192       applications-menu   jokerdino♦   jun 13 '12 at 14:11    0
indicator × 666     appindicator × 6    jokerdino♦   jun 25 '12 at 15:34    27  jun 14 at 8:41

Possible Miss-tagged questions (usage cases for that don't fit description of )

https://askubuntu.com/questions/284424/xfce-is-there-a-way-to-make-super-not-open-my-app-menu-when-using-superr
https://askubuntu.com/questions/274487/is-lxpanel-compatible-with-unity
Where is the Applications menu
What desktop environments feature a searchable "Start" menu/launcher?
How do I move items in the Applications (or Main) Menu Around?

and more.


Other tag currently in use that might need consideration:

Globalmenu is related but distinctly separate. appmenu is prevalent across DE's whereas globalmenu is Gnome only. People often call ‘appmenu’ ‘globalmenu’ (the reverse is not so true), so having global-application-menu would both appear in suggestions when typing ‘global’, and further distinguish from applications-menu.

  • globalmenu is related but distinctly separate. appmenu is prevalent across DE's whereas globalmenu is Gnome only. People often call ‘appmenu’ ‘globalmenu’ (the reverse is not so true), so having global-application-menu would both appear in suggestions when typing ‘global’, and further distinguish from applications-menu. – James Haigh Jun 24 '13 at 1:52
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    Please edit all relevant information into your question. Comments are for discussion about the question itself ;-) – Seth Jun 24 '13 at 3:32
  • So is globalmenu being misused a lot? – Mateo Jun 24 '13 at 16:34
  • @mateo: Doesn't seem to be, maybe helped by its tag wiki entry saying “This is NOT the global menu shipped in Unity.”, but appmenu is misused so often that a significant portion of the questions I've seen tagged appmenu are talking about an applications menu. (Hence my concern to report here. ;-) Do people just not read the tag wiki popups for appmenu, or was applications-menu incorrectly made to be a synonym after these questions were asked? – James Haigh Jun 24 '13 at 16:59
  • @Seth: I'm confused, I thought I was discussing; I was replying to mateo's edit. – James Haigh Jun 24 '13 at 17:03
  • that is why it said "might need consideration" because it is named similarly. I was concerned the new tag might get confused with it, so we should probably help distinguish between them with the other tag. Also I think that making it a synonym merged the questions, can't tell how many were misused now that they are merged, so I can only assume that most happened because of the merge. – Mateo Jun 24 '13 at 17:09
  • @mateo: I don't understand why synonyms have to be remapped. Why not just preserve the original synonym, but treat as one in tag searches, counts, etc.. Or have ‘subtags’ such that e.g. gnome-shell is a subtag of gnome, like subcategories on Wikipedia. – James Haigh Jun 24 '13 at 17:23
  • @JamesHaigh Ah, OK. In that case you should prefix your comment with @mateo so he gets a notification and so we know what and who you are talking to ;-) – Seth Jun 24 '13 at 19:34
  • @Seth: Oh, yeah, that makes more sense now. Sorry about that. – James Haigh Jun 24 '13 at 20:06
  • @JamesHaigh No problem :) – Seth Jun 24 '13 at 20:14

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