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I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS. It's more or less working.

But, Global Menus aren't working, and when I use HUD no results ever appear. (Example: I search for "F" (without the quotes)) and nothing is found in any application (Terminal, Home Folder,...)

I already did:

sudo apt-get install appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt

Then restarted, but nothing.

Any ideas?

  • I deleted ~/.config, ~/.gnome2, ~/.compiz-1, ~/.icons and a dozen other such directories (obviously not recommended, but whatever...), restarted, and still no change.

  • I have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 and am using the "post release updates" provided by the Additional Drivers panel in System Settings. Maybe this is related?

  • Uninstalled the drivers mentioned, rebooted using whatever vanilla detection scheme Ubuntu has going on, no change.

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

This happend to me aswell after upgrading to 12.04.

You should install indicator-appmenu Install indicator-appmenu which wasn't installed on my system (or was removed by the installer). After this my global menu was working perfectly. (May require a log out and in or restart to connect.)

 sudo apt-get install indicator-appmenu

To immediately apply without re-login restart Unity: Open a terminal and issue:

unity --replace
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This works! Amazing. Thanks. – conner_bw Apr 27 '12 at 18:41
+1 It works immediately after log-out/log-in. – Stephane Rolland Sep 16 '12 at 16:43
This fixed the issue for me, too. Be warned that unity --replace did crash for me. Logout and re-login fixed the issue. – Mikko Rantalainen Jul 3 '13 at 19:01

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