As shown in the attached screenshot we can combine Brisk Menu with the original menu bar and simply disable Applications. Below you see Brisk (labelled Menu) with the traditional menu next to it with the Applications menu disabled using MATE Tweak.
I'm tagging because he might like this trick too, which can be created using distro patched panel layouts and gsettings overrides.
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Matt has written about various software titles, such as Moodle, Joomla, WordPress, openCRX, Alfresco, Liferay and more. He also has additional Linux experience working with Debian based distributions, openSUSE, CentOS, and Arch Linux.
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Product evangelism and community outreach:
Matt has worked as a community manager, outreach coordinator and technology evangelist for a number of companies. Currently providing technology evangelist, blogging and community outreach for Earth Networks (WeatherBug).Specialties: Software usability, social media communications, technology evangelism, blogging, problem solving.
August 2015 – Present
I write original content, manage contributors and editors for Freedom Penguin.
2006 – Present
Blogging, working as a conduit for the community to provide feedback, while making sure that the users come first when using WeatherBug’s latest products for the mobile world or the desktop.
2007 – Present
Currently write editorial articles on Linux/Open Source software for Datamation.com. Articles presented offer close topic analysis, along with helpful resources when possible.
January 2015 – May 2015
Co-hosted LINUX Unplugged
August 2012 – January 2015
Co-hosted the Linux Action Show.
September 2010 – June 2011
Was in charge of the editorial direction for an iOS application called TrendOY! The application was designed to offer iPhone users with instant tech news alerts. Content covered was generally mobile industry and venture capital related.
January 2004 – June 2011
First article for Lockergnome appeared in their IT Professionals newsletter on December 3rd, 2003. After that, daily articles on mobile, desktop, notebook, software and other related article topics were provided. The articles appearing on Lockergnome ranged from how-to pieces to engaging editorials.