Questions about interface menus, placement and addition of them. Menus are a common user interface feature that allow users to interact with applications.

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Create a jumpbox menu

I am looking to create a menu on a network jumpbox I have ~200 servers that I connect to and I do not want to have a CRT session for each of them. I want the menu to be searchable so I can hit "/" ...
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How to boot from my old ssd

i wanted to try ubuntu, and made a bootable Memory stick and the ubuntu installer and try ubuntu works just fine. But now ubuntu or something overrides my macs boot menu and I do not know how to get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Menu bar and Launcher Missing [duplicate]

As you may have gathered from the title of this question, my menu bar and launcher are missing from my account. It started when I tried to download unity (the mobile platform development tool) ...
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where is the firefox menu in ubuntu mate?

I recently installed ubuntu MATE 14.04.LTS as OS. most programs bring a menu "below"/underneath the window-"bar" (I am sorry about the unspecific vocabulary, i'm noob) - you know, the place where you ...
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How can I get menu items in a Qt Quick application?

I'm using Qt Creator 3.1.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 (the version installed when you install Ubuntu SDK - the two seem to be the same application). I'm running the default Unity 7 desktop. When I create a new ...
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Locally Integrated Menus - ALWAYS visible?

I'm reading that Ubuntu 15.04 will have Locally Integrated Menus: integrated directly in the title bar and not in the system's top bar. This means that users have faster access to the menus, and ...
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Totem language options invisible

Using Totem version 3.14.2 to play an MKV video, the languages option does not display information, in spite of there being two audio tracks in the video. Does anyone know how to get the audio tracks ...
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Speed up first launch time of some applications (in this case: filemanager, xfce panel addon)

I installed xubuntu-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.10 and now use its file manager Thunar and its panel addon application menu (link to its docs.xfce.org site). Both programs take extremely long to launch ...
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Why are prelight areas in menus of Gtk theme coloring incorrectly?

I'm using a custom theme and since upgrading from Saucy to Utopic the prelight areas in the Menubar Menuitems and Menu items of dropdown menus are coloring incorrectly. The selected_bg_color is only ...
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PDF viewer that lists open documents [duplicate]

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a document viewer that has a menu of some kind that shows all my open documents. I typically have anywhere between 5 and 20 PDFs open when I'm doing research, and ...
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New to Linux: troubleshooting help with Ubuntu 14.04 issues

I am new to Linux and I'm having several issues with my version of Ubuntu 14.04LTS 64-bit. computer info: ASUS x200m touchscreen 11.6" original os: windows 8 current os: ubuntu 14.04lts 64-bit I ...
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Get VMWare to use integrated Ubuntu menu

In VMWare Player 7.1.0 on Ubuntu 15.04, the menu is shown below the title bar and looks rather out of place. Is there a way to get VMWare to integrate the menu the title bar, using the same sort of ...
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Network disconnect option grayed out (Issue still apparent on latest releases and updates)

With the latest updates I've received for my Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit machine, I am no longer able to select the "Disconnect" option when I use the drop-down menu under the connectivity task tray icon. ...
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How do I remove duplicate programs in Classic menu indicator? [Ubuntu 14.04]

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer Student 6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. It works, but it has been shown for three times in the Classic MenuIndicator. You can check my situation by clicking the link to see ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sidebar cannot be disabled

I don't know what's happening but I can't turn off the sidebar on my second screen. I've played in the settings for a bit but nothing seems to change. The second sidebar is bugging me a lot, someone ...
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Menu title and button scaling ubuntu 14.04

I'm having issues with the overall appearance of my ubuntu 14.04 desktop. The main issue is in the scaling of menus, windows and text throughout the OS. I've adjusted the basic display settings but I ...
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“Always show menu items” option in 14.04 [duplicate]

A while back I read that the "always show menu items" option (included in 15.04) would be backported to the next point version of the LTS as well. Yesterday I upgraded to 14.04.2, but don't have this ...
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How to edit system menu (gear,top right) [duplicate]

How to edit system menu (gear,top right button) ubuntu 14.10 x64
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Menu options (e.g., Devices) are inaccessible after xubuntu installation on Oracle VirtualBox

Oracle VirtualBox is 4.3.22 and Xubuntu is latest from xubuntu.org. There is no menu just below the "title" line of Oracle VM VirtualBox. Also, most sub-windows' lower portions are inaccessible via ...
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Make shell script default to run file extension

I'm trying to make the default application for .asm file extension to be a shell script that I made. Basically I have a .sh script that runs MIPS Mars and I want to make it the default application to ...
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installer boot menu on ubuntu

I'm a Windows 8.1 users, and want to install Ubuntu on my laptop. First I download the Ubuntu installer from the official Ubuntu website and now I want to install it from the USB drive. Now the ...
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How can I delete menus in Glade?

I'm writing a program using Quickly and I can't figure out how to delete menu bar entries.
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the internet connection button disappeared from the menu bar

how do I get back the internet connection button to the menu bar? not seem to find a solution. I saw that the clock also disappeared but reappeared.
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14.04 Unity accessing application menu with keyboard

I need to be able to access the applications menu using only the keyboard in unity as my mouse pointer has started to get stuck on the hand icon and I can't click anything. As the keyboard shortcuts ...
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the menu bar (the top bar) turns dark and hard to recognise

After I installed the KDE on my Ubuntu and chaged the theme of KDE, I found that my Unity desktop's menu bar's font's color turns dark and very hard to recognize, someone to help? I don't know how to ...
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Alt-tab doesn't work when Libreoffice's drop-down menu is pop

In LibreOffice or any other GTK applications like Nemo, a file manager, When I click any main menu (a drop-down menu), I am not able to move my focus on any other applications by using Alt+Tab key ...
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Every click on a dropdown menu lets it crash

I have a problem with my dropdown menus in Ubuntu 14.10. Every time I click on a dropdown menu it won't open and the program crashes. This happens in the software-center, the system settings, just ...
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Main menu icons missing in unity desktop

I would like to know if I can enable icons for GIMP's menu. If I can I'd like to know how can I do it. I can see the icons using right click but I can't see them on the top menu bar. Here is the ...
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What are the icons on the top bar called? [duplicate]

What is that called? The reason I'm asking is that I'm creating a desktop application in Java (using the gnome java library - with GTK support) and I want my app to be visible there as well with a ...
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How to edit right-click menu on xfce desktop

I've been over several resources looking for information on the right-click menu displayed on my xfce desktop, but can't find it. Any suggestions? I'd like to modify a couple of things there but ...
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The icons from the Whisker menu are all gone

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 with kernel 13.3.0-39, and all the icons from the main menu and from the whisker menu are gone after a bad move. The icons from the applications menu in Cairo-dock are ...
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Alphabetize menu items in K submenus

How can I alphabetize the items in a submenu of the K menu in Kubuntu (14.10)? The actions in the "Edit Applications" menu that you get by right-clicking don't include Sort.
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what is this panel indicator/menu bar icon?

Had this panel indicator pop up on my menu bar...anyone know what it is? The icon is a Satellite dish with a computer monitor. I've been looking around online but haven't found any info. My computer ...
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Left and Top menu disappear after wake up

My Left and Top menu disappear after wake up. my Laptops is IBM x41. Is the reason that the laptops is too old? the ubuntu version is 14.04
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Unity Tweak Tool - Windows Control - Show menu button does not work

I am trying to move the menu out of the window's title bar and the "Show menu button" does not seems to do anything - and the whole Layout section. Other controls, like fonts, work. Any workarounds? I ...
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How to add Windows 7 to grub menu

I have netbook with Windows 7 on the first partition (no 100 mb partition) and a second partition with Ubuntu 14.04 installed from pen drive. The boot manager grub I installed selecting the whole ...
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how to edit menu bar in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I want to remove the mail icon from menu bar is it possible to do that?? I tried to find some solution but all was for the old version of Ubuntu. Thank you in advance. ,
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Is there a more elegant way blanking out a sub-menu in XFCE?

I am creating a login for my daughter under XFCE and I wanted to keep the all the top level folders/directories under application menu visible but to blank out the contents of those that would just ...
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Chromium Browser Tiny Right Click Menu

Whenever I right-click on my Chromium browser (any part of it), it always shows up as a tiny bar, or a blank bar (for some forms). Anyway to go around this? I'm on 16:9 display scale.
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Add to the Ubuntu Main Menu all the files of a folder recursively

I have been using Launchy both in Windows and Lubuntu. I also have found other alternatives here: Executor/Launchy alternative for linux? However, Ubuntu 14.04 comes with a menu which looks quite ...
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How to add items to a submenu on xubuntu 13.10

I know how to add items to a menu applications on xubuntu and create submenus! But I don't know how to create a submenu to show my home folder and its contents (subfolders and files),I want some ...
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Crashing when switching between aplication

When I have multiple instances of any application like file manager and I want to switch between them by clicking on the application the system crashes. The first time the system is stopping and ...
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What's the location of the hard-coded window buttons?

I am having a difficult time to get the window buttons (minimize, close) back to its right place : right (LTR principles in the western world!). I saw many topics here about this and I also tried them ...
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Installed lubuntu, worked great, however upon reboot menu items are now gone

So, I installed lubuntu, and was working great. However, when I logged out of it, everything that was in the menu was gone, and now it only contains "run" and "logout". Also, sometime after trying to ...
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How can I change out the LXDE panel/menu for a better one?

I changed out Unity for LXDE because this old desktop just couldn't handle the load well. The problem is that the menu is plain and somewhat difficult to work with. Is there a way to replace it with ...
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Indicators, menus and menu bars displaying white?. Screenshots issue?

I've just made a upgrade (partial upgrade to be honest) to Ubuntu 14.10, from 14.04. When restarting the computer I find what is displayed on the image, I tried to update my computer to see if that ...
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menu and button background color problem - gtk theme

I use Ubuntu 14.10, I don't have this problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, When I use GTK Theme the menu and button background not work good in all there. Sample: What is the problem? why this problem ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Shell 3 Missing icons in dropdown menus in Eclipse

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Shell 3. Icons don't appear in dropdown menus in Eclipse. I have just follow many tutorial and wiki to solve problem. Nothing I've tried works. Can anyone help me?
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Disabling the Adaptive Activation area in menus in Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4

I use Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4 and it seems to use some sort of Adaptive Activation area menu, i.e. it eliminates corner steering by default. This affects all applications I have tried (kickoff start ...
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How do I work menuLibre in Xubuntu 14.04 & 14.10?

The askUbuntu's suggested previous questions don't address my question(s). So, .... I haven't seen how to order menu items in Xubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 in/with menuLibre. I found instructions for ...