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I do not have the menu bar of LibreOffice in the top panel of my Unity desktop (the Global Menu functionality). Though I have installed lo-menubar.

Those are the characteristics of my system:

  • Ubuntu 11.04.
  • LibreOffice 3.3.3 installed from the appropriate PPA.
  • lo-menubar 0.1.1~pre1-0ubuntu2.

How do I fix it?

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As far as I know, the latest LO is supposed to support Unity menu by default. – Oxwivi Jun 29 '11 at 12:07
@Oxwivi : LibreOffice doesn't support unity global menu by default , see OMG!UBUNTU! – Binarylife Jun 29 '11 at 12:33
@binarylife, that applies to the LO version shipped with Natty. Unless I'm much mistaken, I read that latest release has panel menu support by default. – Oxwivi Jun 29 '11 at 12:35
@Oxwivi , sorry maybe you meant that the latest version is 3.4? If so yes it supports the Global menu. We were talking about the version 3.3.3 in this PPA . – Binarylife Jun 29 '11 at 12:55
@binarylife, my bad, I did not notice that PPA was behind. – Oxwivi Jun 29 '11 at 13:21
up vote 4 down vote accepted

It works now simply by removing the lo-menubar package and installing it again :

sudo apt-get remove lo-menubar


sudo apt-get install lo-menubar

Why this happend?

As I suppose the lo-menubar is like a plugin for libreOffice. When you updated the program, the plugin needs to be re-installed, this solution worked for me after trying it.

And this must be done when you install this package by the above command :

 Synchronizing repository for bundled extensions

  Enabling: menubar
   Enabling: Jobs.xcu

unopkg done.

This what I can explain for now.

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It worked. If you can explain me why, I would be thankful to you. However I now have a new problem : the icon set has been changed into a "legacy" one, looking like But I'll open a new question for this. – Agmenor Jun 29 '11 at 12:40
@Agmenor : Answer updated. And for the icons , yes it is better to ask another question. – Binarylife Jun 29 '11 at 12:49
@binarylife : thank you very much. Here is the new question :… . – Agmenor Jun 29 '11 at 12:59
@binarylife yes, I'm using that PPA, same version of LO and lo-menubar as in the question above. I'll probably have to downgrade LO to 3.3.2 – geoffrey Jul 1 '11 at 10:01
@geoffrey: Or 3.4.1 ;) , which has the global menu by default. – Binarylife Jul 1 '11 at 11:19

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