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Since I have upgraded to 11.10 the menu in empathy is gone.

After clicking on Chat the Contact List window opens. But it has no menu. And there is no menu in the top desktop bar where the menu for chat windows appears.

Is this a bug or a new feature in empathy? But how to add new buddys then?

Update: I have played with Compiz Config Settings and now the menu for Empathy works. Therefor I think there is a bug somewhere.

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Is it not added to the messaging applet (the mail icon next to the clock)? – Bruno Pereira Dec 6 '11 at 10:57
There is the Chat item. When I click it, the Contact List opens. But no menu with preferences, adding new buddys, ... – Witek Dec 6 '11 at 11:55
I have the same problem in 12.10 using gnome-shell. I thought it was related to Unity's global menu, but I have the same issue using Ubuntu-Gnome Shell Remix. What settings did you change to fix this? – Balthazar Jan 30 '13 at 5:34
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They removed that menu because the upper bar now takes place of any other application menu. Minimalize everything on your desktop except empathy. Click the empathy messenger and you can find the menu on the most upper bar on your screen. It took the menu from empathy

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That is what should happen, but did not. Probably a bug. After some clicking (disabling/enabling features) in Compiz Settings the menu suddenly appeared. It is working since. – Witek Dec 13 '11 at 10:39

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