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I'm using the latest stable Firefox under Ubuntu 13.04 x64. I disabled menu bar, because using the menu button is more comfortable for me. Until an update (around version 21 or 22) the button just disappeared. I checked the tool bar settings but those are correct, so nothing has been changed. I purged Firefox and removed the cache, but it is still the same. BUT I noticed an exception: if I run Firefox with sudo, the menu button appears. I'm talking about this little thing what I miss.

How can I get it back permanently?

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I'm running Firefox 23 in Ubuntu 13.04 with the Button instead the menubar.

You can try the following..

1) Disable the global menu in firefox:

  • Open Firefox and in address bar type about:config then click to confirm in "I'll be careful, I promise"

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  • Search the key "ui.use_unity_menubar" and select it , then double click to change the value from true to false.

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2) Right click in the firefox window and "uncheck" Menu Bar

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After that you should have the Firefox Button instead the menubar.

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That is what I did but no result. – ViBE Aug 17 '13 at 18:02
I Edited my answered. please try to disable the global-menu first, then uncheck the menubar. – Roman Raguet Aug 17 '13 at 18:42
Ah, FINALLY works. Thank you! – ViBE Aug 17 '13 at 19:06
Works also the other way around, when you have the menu button and want to get rid of it: Check that the Menu Bar option is checked, which is only visible when ui.use_unity_menubar is set to false. :) – LiveWireBT Mar 22 '14 at 21:11

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