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I have tried various tricks I could find to install the global menu on Xfce and LXDE on the latest Oneiric, but nothing worked. Does anyone have an idea on how to do that? Thanks.

Here's what I've tried so far:

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Please elaborate on the various tricks you tried. –  aquaherd Oct 17 '11 at 17:56

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PPA method

  • Add the following ppa ppa:the-warl0ck-1989/xfce-appmenu-plugin

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:the-warl0ck-1989/xfce-appmenu-plugin

  • Install

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xfce4-appmenu-plugin indicator-appmenu appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt

  • Right-click on an empty part of the top XFCE panel and choose Panel > Add New Items > App Menu plugin

Manual method

  1. Install the missing dependencies. In a terminal : sudo apt-get install indicator-appmenu appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt

  2. Install the app menu : download this deb and open it with the software center

  3. Enable app menu for firefox and thunderbird. In a terminal : sudo apt-get install appmenu-gtk3 firefox-globalmenu thunderbird-globalmenu

  4. Right-click on an empty part of the top XFCE panel and choose Panel > Add New Items > App Menu plugin

Source

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Just saw it this morning :-) now trying to compile it for 64bit, anyone tried? –  Johann Philipp Strathausen Oct 19 '11 at 9:52
    
@JohannPhilippStrathausen did you try sudo dpkg --force-architecture xfce4-appmenu-plugin_0.10-1_i386.deb ? –  danjjl Oct 19 '11 at 10:24
    
No didn't try that, maybe it would have worked. Instead, I compiled it via ./configure; make; sudo make install, had to install one additional libindicator-dev or something like that because it was complaining about it in the configure phase, log out, log in, then add it to the panel, working nicely :-) –  Johann Philipp Strathausen Oct 19 '11 at 11:47
    
Thank you very much! Just wanted to share the link of the source tar ball for compiling: gtk-apps.org/content/show.php/… Furthermore the script asks for an unresolved dependency which apparently cannot be satisfied, the package name to be installed is actually xfce4-panel-dev –  user29310 Oct 20 '11 at 15:54
    
:( Frak! Doesn't work for me. Says: Plugin "Indicator Appmenu Plugin" unexpectedly left the panel, do you want to restart it?. And offers me Execute (which brings up the same error again) and remove. Im using Ubuntu 11.10 x64. –  jesusiniesta Oct 26 '11 at 21:08

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