Is there a "standalone" version of the GNOME applications menu? That is, a simple widget that can be positioned anywhere on the desktop (and closed!), like a normal window, that will expand when clicked to show all my applications.
(Then I can launch it via ssh+X from my laptop, and run apps on my desktop computer without needing to fire up a terminal and type
ssh -X -C desktop.local some_x_app every time.)