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Get The ChromeOS Application Menu In Ubuntu [Working Again]

Google ChromeOS has the ‘application menu’ in the browser: –

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You can, actually, get this in Google Chrome or Chromium.

  • First you need to edit the command you start Chrome/ium with.
  • Right click the menu in the top left hand corner. CHoose ‘edit menus’.
  • Find your Chrome/ium launcher in the ‘Internet’ side pane.
  • Click it and then choose ‘edit’ from the right hand side.
  • In the ‘command’ field add the following at the end of the command:

-user-agent=”Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; CrOS i686 9.10; en-US) AppleWebKit/532.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/4.0.253.0 Safari/532.5″ -pinned-tab-count=1

  • Close and launch the browser from the menu.
  • Then paste the following URL into your browser.

http://welcome-cros.appspot.com/menu

  • Right click the tab and choose ‘pin’ to get a truly ChromeOS look!

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Thanks to Mark for letting me know how to get this running again after Google nixed the previous way.