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Bliss Unity Lens – Menu Style

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The Bliss Lens takes things old-skool: organising applications into category folders reminicisnt of the old GNOME 2 menus.

This is for those who prefer the more traditional approach to application-menu structure. Each application category is a folder. Inside each folder lay the respective application icons.

Created by Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen, Maintainer of the Unity Application Lens.

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Step by Step Package Creation and Install.

1) Install some development tools:

sudo apt-get install bzr gnome-common checkinstall

2) Create a folder

/home/YOURNAME/projects/bliss

Run:

bzr branch lp:unity-lens-bliss

3) From /projects/bliss/unity-lens-bliss$

Run:

./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc && make

4) Create a package for it:

Run:

sudo checkinstall

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This package will be built according to these values:

0 –  Maintainer: [ Silverwave silverwav@gmail.com ]
1 –  Summary: [ Bliss Lens Hack for Unity ]
2 –  Name:    [ bliss-unity-lens—menu-style ]
3 –  Version: [ 0.0.1 ]
4 –  Release: [ 1 ]
5 –  License: [ GPL ]
6 –  Group:   [ checkinstall ]
7 –  Architecture: [ amd64 ]
8 –  Source location: [ unity-lens-bliss ]
9 –  Alternate source location: [  ]
10 – Requires: [  ]
11 – Provides: [ unity-lens ]
12 – Conflicts: [  ]
13 – Replaces: [  ]

Enter a number to change any of them or press ENTER to continue:

Installing with make install…

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Done. The new package has been installed and saved to

/home/YOURNAME/projects/bliss/unity-lens-bliss/bliss-unity-lens---menu-style_0.0.1-1_amd64.deb

You can remove it from your system anytime using:

dpkg -r bliss-unity-lens---menu-style

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5) Log-out, log-in. Test.

From Unity Bliss: An Alternative Application Lens for Ubuntu.
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Optional: You can remove the old lens via the package manager.

Its called “unity-lens-applications” and after removal you will need to log-out, log-in, again.

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Note: The best way to use the Bliss lens is to hit SUPER + A.

Keyboard Shortcuts
SUPER + A – application lens
SUPER + F – files lens
SUPER + M – music lens

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Written by SilverWav

November 5, 2011 at 11:50 pm

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  1. […] and it plugs into the existing lens system. Although there’s no .deb file or PPA available, SilverWav has excellent instructions for its installation. I used his approach and it worked […]


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