There are several menu styles to choose from in the K Desktop Environment, but my favorite is the Takeoff Launcher, which is why I consider it one of 2 cool reasons to use the K Desktop Environment.
In this article, the steps you need to take to replace Kickoff menu, the default menu style on Linux Mint 12 KDE, are presented in an easy to follow manner. Like everything that goes on the KDE panel, Takeoff Launcher has to be added as a widget. Before you get to the stage to add the widget to the panel, the package has to be compiled or built from source. Why from source?Full story »