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I'm Trying to disable the App Menu feature (which drops all applications menu to the top panel) on Ubuntu 11.10.

Two solutions found up to now :

sudo apt-get autoremove appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt


echo "export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0" | sudo tee /etc/X11/Xsession.d/81ubuntumenuproxy

Both are system wide solutions. How could I set it in the user environment? I tried to set it in ~/.xprofile ... without success.


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This question appears to be abandoned, if you are experiencing a similar issue please ask a new question with details pertaining to your problem. If you feel this question is not abandoned, please flag the question explaining that. :) – Ringtail Feb 26 '12 at 5:38

Several options for current-user-only and system-wide global menu disabling can be found here:

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This is better as a comment. – hexafraction Jul 11 '12 at 17:31
@ObsessiveFOSS: Why? Should I have duplicated the information from the linked answer in order to make this a proper answer? Isn't that problematic in case of updates to the linked answer? – Håkon A. Hjortland Jul 11 '12 at 23:50
The general consensus agrees that only a link and intro text is better as a comment, while actual content exceeding a link is an answer. – hexafraction Jul 12 '12 at 13:02
OK. I don't quite understand why that would be better, at least in this case, but I will keep it in mind for next time. Thanks for the feedback. – Håkon A. Hjortland Jul 12 '12 at 14:11

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