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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How do I get the ubuntu logo back on the top menu?

So, I'm an ubuntu noob, and decided to play around a bit and installed the Macbuntu theme. I got fed up of it after a while and decided to do away with it but keep the things I like. What I can't ...
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Lock programs in menu bar

I'm currently running Ubuntu v. 14.04 and I was wondering if it is possible to lock programs to the menu bar like you can to the launcher. Ultimately I would like to have launcher icons in the upper ...
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Is there a config file for Cinnamon MENU. Need template

What I can do: a) I can find the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications. b) in the Cinnamon desktop, I can right-click menu button > configure > Open the menu editor. This latter mechanism (menu ...
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jetbrains editors

The main menu of Intellij IDEA, where the file and other options are, does not appear in the Ubuntu black bar at the top of the screen. All of my other aplications have main menues that appear there ...
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Lost Menu and Taskbar

Inadvertently clicked something that removed menu and taskbar in 15.10. None of the solutions that I can find are for recent formats and none, so far have worked. I can get into terminal by right ...
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Help me with Boot USB menu

I had windows 8.1 in my system, then i made a clean install of ubuntu 14. I installed this ubuntu 14 from USB. Now I am interested in installing ubuntu mate 15 (using UNebootin). BUT I find no USB ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Cinnamon DE menu not functioning properly

Welcome fellow Ubuntu enthusiasts. I have a rather simple yet equally irritating problem with both of my laptops running Ubuntu 15.10 with Cinnamon 2.6.13 desktop environment. On most menu items ...
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Unity menu bar into title bar integration stopped working for gnome-terminal

Today when I started gnome-terminal, the menu bar was not integrated into the title bar as usually. Only the Terminal menu point is correctly integrated, all others show up in a separate menu bar. ...
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The startup menu has vanished from my Ubuntu desktop. Now I can't restore factory settings

Startup menu does not show - cannot restore factory settings or shut down without pressing the shut down button. Amongst other problems that have recently popped up out of nowhere, the menu in the ...
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Disabling the Adaptive Activation area in menus in Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4

I use Kubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 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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File / Edit /View / etc in GNOME

In Unity, each window has a set of tools accessed thru drop-down menus. The headings are File, Edit, View, etc. They can be displayed either at the top of the window or in the global top panel. In ...
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Cinnamon Desktop - Clicking menu->shutdown presents no real button options?

When I click Menu then Shutdown (Quit) i get the following dialog: ______________________________ | Session x | ______________________________ | | | ...
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No menu in TeXstudio

I wonder why I don't see the menu on the top of the page (File Edit ... Help). I have just updated it from 2.9.4 to 2.10.2. Is there something I can do to make the menu appear? As a non computer ...
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The old “menu”?

I am attempting to setup a new install with a fully updated Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I recall in previous versions of Ubuntu there was a specific menu ability, which started off some type of symbol in the ...
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How to change menu item font size?

My Ubuntu 15.04 menu font is much smaller than that of the title bar. I want to make them the same size, and I have tried Ubuntu Tweak and Tweak Tools, but no matter what I change, the size of default ...
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Tree like menu ubuntu [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a way to get the a "tree-menu" on Ubuntu like in windows (see printscreen)? I look for a solution where the user could chose any file as start point (for instance ...
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Ubuntu Server+OpenBox: How to get obmenu and other conf gui's pointed to the right place

The title pretty much sums it up. Install is Ubuntu server + Openbox. Most of the settings from conf files want debian locations. Anyone know where the pointer to these files are. Ex. obmenu ...
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menu is broken now for me

After the last update my unity menu works incorrectly. If I click on any shortcut icon when window of program is below this menu. Click seems to work on window. Not on Launcher menu with shortcuts. ...
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File menus gone missing

Since upgrading to: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.04 Release: 15.04 Codename: vivid* I'm no longer able to open file menu (Edit, View, Search etc) with keyboard shortcut ...
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Can I remove hide arrows in menus on task bar

It is good :-) full menu :-) It is bad :-( menu is cutting with arrows and another times is very bad Can I fix it? NOTE: I am a girl novice in Linux
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Is there a notification bar status/mitigator (similar to Wamp) for LAMP on Ubuntu?

I don't mind using the command line to mitigate the Apache/PHP/SQL stack. Curious though if there is some kinda notification area widget/plugin/script available that can do the same? For example, ...
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open files when clicked in search results

When I click the unity start button, and type a file name and click a file among results, I get options to open file, open folder and email folder. Is there a way to open files directly(without ...
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How to reduce font size of a particular application in ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I installed Gaussview in ubuntu 15.04. But the font size of the menu items are very big making the application cover the entire screen space This happens with many other applications which were not ...
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How do I properly install a python app that is not packaged (and without installer)

Every few months I encounter an app (java, python, etc) that I would like to install in Ubuntu, but it doesn't come as a linux package, nor is there any included installer. It's not often that this ...
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How do I get Windows to showup on my boot menu?

I'm sort of new to all this, and am not quite sure what I did. I somehow managed to delete the boot menu from my computer, so when it starts it automatically goes into Ubuntu. I got the boot menu ...
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How do I view Writer menu?

This is a beginner's question, since I have not used Ubuntu for 3 years. In a fresh, updated 15.04 installation, in Writer, when I open an existing document I get the usual toolbars, but no menu. ...
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How to enable file creation from nautilus right-click menu on Gnome?

I have got Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, and I have noticed that unlike with Unity, Nautilus does not have the option to create different files with a right-click, just the ...
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How to Add Options to the Mouse Right Click Menu in Ubuntu 14.04?

I would like to add some options like New Text Document,Refresh and also some Options to the Mouse Right Click Menu in Ubuntu 14.04. How to Add and Where to add, such options to that, using by ...
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Gnome menu slows my system

Every time I load the gnome menu or gnome or gnome dash as it is also known as on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit it slows my PC to a crawl and I'm having to power off and restart which is very frustrating, any ...
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Associate a wine program to right click

I've just installed Adobe Reader XI on ubuntu 14.04, but I can't have this program on right click. I used to some times ago, but I don't remember how to do that. I tried some .desktop file in ...
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LibreOffice menu items: missing icons and highlight

Some menu items are missing the icon, but instead a rough checkbox-like style icon is displayed. Menu items are not highlighted when mouse is over. The same for some contextual menus. This is ...
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How add a classic start menu in Ubuntu 15? [duplicate]

How add a classic start menu in Ubuntu 15? Like the LinuxMint start menu.
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How to add dropbox to file selection dialog box

I use dropbox very often and I have it installed in both windows and ubuntu.In windows,a shortcut to the dropbox folder is added automatically to the left panel of file/folder selection dialog box. ...
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The file menu of Openshot is missing. What should I do?

The file menu (that would be used to export video etc.) is missing. It does not appear in the menu bar or the window title bar and it is not searchable using the HUD. The file menus appear to be fine ...
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Xubuntu Menu Disappears

Every other time I start my computer up, the xfce menu disappears. It looks like this: (top left hand corner) I have done sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm but it just goes to a black screen (forever). ...
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Cannot Get To Ubuntu 15.04 Boot Menu!

I have a dual boot system, and recently installed windows 10 technical preview, which has it's own boot menu. Now I can no longer boot to ubuntu 15.04 because, it used to show a purple menu with ...
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Menus Not Showing on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed the package ubuntu-restricted-extras from the software center and when I reboot, all menus are missing (the launcher on the left and the bar at the top of the screen are missing). ...
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From where are application icons for the LXDE menu loaded?

I would like to customize the LXDE menu to my liking, and I've been trying to so with Alacarte with some, minor success (but a few problems, e.g., see this question of mine). Namely I can seem to add ...
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Ensure popup / context menus appear on the same monitor as click that opened them

When I click the little gear / power icon at the top right of my left monitor, I see this (without blur -- that's just an artefact of me pressing PrintScreen and then having the menu try to dismiss ...
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How do I fix this main menu that shows generic application names?

I was playing around somewhere tweaking my Xubuntu main menu. All I can see now is the generic names for the installed applications, for example, Google Chrome and Firefox both are displayed as Web ...
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GRUB menu doesn't show up while booting up. I have installed Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

It says 'Not optimum resolution. Recommended resolution: 1280x1024 60Hz' Although the GRUB menu doesn't show up, it seems that its working. Because when I press the down arrow key and then Enter, XP ...
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Restricting on-the-fly editing of grub2 menuentries

Is there a way to disable the e' to edit commands before booting option in the GRUB2 menu? I want all menuentries to be available to all users (so password restricting them is not an option) but ...
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External application UI menu access in Ubuntu

Slides - Guided images(Google+ uploaded) How do I trigger external application menus from my own application on Ubuntu(Linux) , Windows(xp, 7,8 ,10) , OS X, Android... The above link show 3 self ...
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Missing Wine Program Folder in Xubuntu 14.04-LTS

After installing Wine 1.6.2 from the Ubuntu Software Center the Program folder with the installed Windows programs is not shown in XFCE menu. Only the following enteries are shown: Deinstall Wine ...
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Menu and Title bars have disappeared

My menu and title bars have disappeared. All was well until I started my HP Probook 4520s this morning. I can get to settings by right-clicking on the desktop and all seems well. I have installed ...
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Window crashes on clicking any dropdown box

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, installed Gnome (GNOME Shell 3.12.2 ). But now every time I try to click on a menu in a window or any drop down, the whole window crashes. This problem is through out the ...
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Xubuntu, XFCE Customization

I've very recently installed Xubuntu and I wanted to inquire about a few things regarding customization: How do I get a panel I've created to stick be behind active windows at all times? Basically ...
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How to remove icons from KDE application dropdown menu items?

What is the configuration setting to not show icons next to menu dropdown items for KDE applications installed in Ubuntu? Gnome applications do not display an icon next to dropdown menu items. ...
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When the window menu is in the title bar, how can I set the focus click to not open a menu?

Ubuntu 15.04 x64 I use the setting: "Show the menu for a window: In the window's title bar" [Settings > Appearance > Behavior]. When a window is in the background, I only want to bring it to the ...
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How to Remove the bootloader and automativally start ubuntu 14.04

Currently I am using Ubuntu alongside Windows 7.I have decided to get rid of windows and gain some extra disk space.That's easy. But How am i Supposed to remove the Bootloader at startup and directly ...