Seems like lot of openSUSE Gnome users don’t like the new Gnome panel, which is radically different interface from the traditional Menu bar with Applications/Places/System entries. Personally I prefer the new style, perhaps because I’m used to the openSUSE Kickoff panel, and I really dig the search feature
You can go back to the default Applications / Places / System panel pretty easily. To do this:
- Right click the bottom panel and choose add a panel
- Now right click the top panel and choose Add to Panel
- In the search input box type “menu”, and you will see about six entries, one of which is “Traditional main Menu”
- Add the menu to the panel, move it to where you like, and delete the “original” menu.
And, you’re done!