Thank you for the your explanation.. (I had some problems with the internet
connection ...)

I suppose that I have both packages installed on my computer:

*at the command line : yum list gnome-classic-session, I get*
* :*

Loaded plugins: langpacks

Repodata is over 2 weeks old. Install yum-cron? Or run: yum makecache fast

Installed Packages

gnome-classic-session.noarch 3.14.2-1.fc21 @koji-override-0/$releasever

Available Packages

gnome-classic-session.noarch 3.14.4-2.fc21 updates

Maybe this is a package installed by default at the first Fedora

GNOME-tweak-tools do not seem to be installed:

*at the command line : yum list gnome-tweak-tools  I get :*

Loaded plugins: langpacks

Repodata is over 2 weeks old. Install yum-cron? Or run: yum makecache fast

Error: No matching Packages to list

But I have a launcher on the desk top that activates a window* (titled
Tweaks)* (??) that has various tabs : (Appearance, Dessktop, Extensions,
Fonts, Keyboard and Mouse, Power, Startup Applications, Top Bar, Windows,

No one of these tabs is actually enabled.

Hoping that this could helps, *I also installed xdg-utils.noarch* (I don't
know what can bethe relation of this utilities with classic-session or


I have to admit that I still am not well oriented in the framework of the
graphic presentation of  Gnome-desktop ; but it could be very helping for
me to understand why 'the following file (/etc/xdg/menus/applications- that I
*created with the command : xdg-desktop-menu install ….. , ….. ,….. , ….. ,

[angelo_dev@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/xdg/menus/applications-

<!DOCTYPE Menu PUBLIC "-//freedesktop//DTD Menu 1.0//EN" "

<!-- Do not edit manually - generated and managed by xdg-desktop-menu -->
















It does not have any effect on the desktop.

And also to know if I can make some changes because an icon (the submenu -
office) can appears on the desktop for grouping the other icons ...

Still thank you


On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 7:05 PM, Samuel Sieb <> wrote:

> On 08/06/2017 05:08 AM, Angelo Moreschini wrote:
>> Hi Samuel,
>> I have difficulty understanding ,,, So I tried to interpret carefully
>> your words :
>> "In linux you can manage the view of the desktop in two different ways:
>> classic or by tweak tools"
>>    I assigned this meaning to them:
>> _You can manage your “desktop view” using commands from the terminal or
>> using the graphic environment that comes with tweak tools._
> Sorry, I'll try again.
> There is a package you can install called "gnome-classic-session" which
> gives you a desktop you can choose from the login menu that is called
> "Gnome Classic".  This desktop looks similar to the Gnome 2 style with a
> task bar at the bottom and an Applications menu at the top left.
> The other way to get that Applications menu is to run the program called
> "gnome-tweak-tool", you'll have to install it.  In the extensions section
> of that program, there is an extension to show the Applications menu if you
> turn it on.
> Then you still say :
>> “If that menu doesn't have the entries that you expect, then there might
>> be an issue.”
>> This second phrase is not really clear for me ...
>> _could you better explain what you mean by the “term” menu ? _
> If you have followed one of the methods I described above, then at the
> top-left of the screen, there will be the word "Applications" (or
> corresponding translation in your language).  If you click on that, a list
> of program categories will be shown (a menu).
> Are you talking about the menu that I am trying to realize by using the
>> command <xdg-desktop-menu instal> ?? But this (menu) doesn't exists yet ….
> Probably, although that's a guess, because you still have explained where
> you are expecting to see this menu you are trying to create.
> and also more important too :*_what you mean with the word “entries”_*
> I mean the menu and items that you are trying to create with
> xdg-desktop-menu.
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