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Emacs' Unity global app menu integration stopped working when I upgraded to 11.10. Anyone know how to get it working?

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(One post per issue please! I'll edit out the eclipse bit, which you can find info for:… – Jorge Castro Oct 19 '11 at 15:27
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Submitted a bug report.

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It probably looks strange that I reply to such an old posting, but I also stumbled across this one when I looked for a solution how to integrate emacs into the Unity appmenu (global and locally integrated into window bar). So I dare to reply. Here are my two cents:

emacs 24 potentially integrates well with Unity, but it seems it is blacklisted by in a hardcoded way. There is a very simply way around this: to simple include it into the whitelist:

  • open dconf editor (search "dconf" in the Unity dash)
  • go to "com | canonical | unity-gtk-module"
  • add emacs24 to whitelist, e.g. ['emacs24']

This is it, at least for me it works perfectly (I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with the MacBuntu theme and locally integrated menus).

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On Ubuntu 14.04, the following command does the job,

gsettings set com.canonical.unity-gtk-module whitelist "['emacs24']"
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