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I thought 12.04 was supposed to be a stable bug-fix release? So why are there all these new features in 12.04 and yet long-standing bugs and UI-discrepancies still exist? I'd rather have a Global-Menu in LibreOffice than silly new Dash-lenses and DNSMasq and all the other stuff that should NOT have been added to an LTS release.

Why doesn't LibreOffice have Global-Menu support yet?

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If you want to enable it see this post… – beeju May 7 '12 at 19:20

The reason for not including global-menu in libreoffice was that there were too many issues remaining and the development team basically ran out of time & resources.

Unfortunately, resource constrains did not allow this to happen, so this was postponed to the quantal release. The planning will be done at UDS-Q beginning of May

From this blue-print you can see the open issues:

Thus - you can install lo-menubar - but it will give you issues as described.

Possibly the 12.10 release of libreoffice will be available either as a backport or via a PPA and thus global menu integration will be completed ... at this stage this is speculative though.

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To enable Global Menu for LibreOffice, install lo-menubar Install lo-menubar, either in the Software Center by clicking that link, or in the Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) by running these commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lo-menubar
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Just a word of caution to the OP, I started having issues with LibreOffice after installing lo-menubar. I could not use print preview without crashing the system, but after removing it the problem went away. – Veazer Nov 12 '12 at 20:59

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