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I installed 11.04 today and I seem to be missing the menu bar in Thunderbird. I don't have either the integrated menu bar in the top panel or any other menu option. Is this a bug or am I missing something?

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You should have the Global Menu Bar Integration addon installed. Did you install Thunderbird manually?

Try installing the thunderbird-globalmenu package from the software center and then restarting Thunderbird.

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I didn't install Thunderbird manually, but I did upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04, not a clean install. Uninstalling and reinstalling Thunderbird and thunderbird-globalmenu and rebooting fixed my problem. Thanks for your help. –  Balthazar Apr 29 '11 at 3:26
    
Needed a full apt-get remove thunderbird thunderbird-globalmenu ; apt-get install thunderbird thunderbird-globalmenu here also, the --reinstall was not enough. No reboot needed although. –  vaab Aug 22 '12 at 11:56
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I had this problem on a fresh install of 11.04. It was really frustrating to not be able to unmaximize Thunderbird. Workarounds such as alt-Tab and alt-space allowed switching between applications, but there was no way to put the Thunderbird window side-by-side with that of another application. The problem persisted after an upgrade to 11.10.

The good news is that I found I only had to reinstall thunderbird-globalmenu via synaptic to fix it. I haven't waited to make sure it stays fixed, yet.

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I was having a similar problem in that I would lose the menu after opening and closing Thunderbird a few times whenever Minimize to Tray Revived was activated.

A workaround was to actually disable Global Menu Bar Integration. Then you use Thunderbird's native menu when Minimize to Tray crashes Unity's.

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Update - The problem came back after restoring the app from the messaging menu. The problem seems to be with an extension I was using. The minimize to tray extension does not seem to work properly with Unity. I will file a bug report with the dev. Uninstalling that extension fixed my problem.

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