Originally Posted by mR.cOLd
never mind Rob..
actually i'm talkin from windows .. but i may help
right click on the toolbar .. then click on the choice of adding tools to the toolbar .. i forgot it ..
you'll find a tool called "menu" .. try to add it ..
you gotta try to learn
hope i helped..
More precisely it goes like this:
Right click on the toolbar and then clcik "Add to panel", highlight "Main Menu" click the button at the bottom that says "Add". Main menu should show up in the toolbar. Right click on the menu and select "Move" and move it to your desired position on the toolbar. Right click on it again and select "Lock To Panel" so it doesn't get displaced by another icon or applet. Done.
Once that's done click on the main menu and browse to "Desktop>Help>Desktop>User Guide" and give it a read. Answers a lot of questions about basic usage of GNOME. It's also on the GNOME project's web site (in case you ever lose your menu again