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I installed a Gnome Shell plugin that disables the menu bar, and places it on the top panel. I disabled and deleted the plugin files, but now I can't see the menu bar.

I tried 'sudo apt-get purge gnome-shell', followed by 'sudo apt-get install gnome-shell', but it didn't seem to work.

How can I place the menu bar back on the frame? Thanks.

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What happens when you use another user account? – bntser Nov 5 '11 at 17:41

I posted the solution on askubuntu but can't remember where. You might want to try this:

Disable any globalmenu extension, then in the terminal type:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Navigate to org/globalmenu and uncheck enabled. Log out and log back in.

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Your post is here:… Click your username to see your posts. – Tom Brossman Nov 6 '11 at 8:56
thank you very much! – vanlong441 Nov 6 '11 at 10:32

Install gnome-tweak-tool then you can disable unwanted extensions from there

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