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Ubuntu 11.04 + unity: can I reorder the app groups?

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I changed to Unity this morning, and now I want to try to get used to it. One of the big problems I have is with finding the right application. Before I had shortcuts in the top menu bar, and used the dropdown menu for the rest. I could find anything I wanted. The admin and preferences menu were both clear enough. Now I find myself searching for apps, trying to remember the name.

I would like to reorder the apps into my own menu's. Is that possible?
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No. That is one of the many bad things about unity and the new Gnome 3. In my point of view those Desktops can only be used if you have a touch screen and no Keyboard. Any real PC on the other hand needs a proper Desktop.
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Thanks for your reply. If you take a look at the new application launcher in OSX 10.7 (Lion), then you see that it can work on the desktop - if properly implemented. I think Unity has some good ideas, and can be really good, but now it is flawed, misses out on to many details.
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For me it's completely useless. It usually takes many more movements and clicks with the mouse to get where you need to. There's no adjustment you can do, the apps have icons that are much too big and waste desktop space (for touching with the finger that may be Ok as you often can't move as precisely with a finger). It's also hard to switch between running apps. Although it requires a high end GPU with 3d there's no nice eye-candy like you have with Compiz or the E17 enlightenment desktop (checkout bodhi Linux, now that's what I call a good desktop, and that, provided it runs on touch enabled displays would be my choice for tablets and smart phones, not to mention desktops).
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Thank you! Going back to Gnome 2 for now...
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