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Menu options disabled in most application in Ubuntu 13.10

The menu options such as File/Edit etc. are disabled for most of my applications such as Terminal, Ubuntu Software Center and many more. I am unable to get my work done because of this. I am running ...
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How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to a menu option in a program?

I am trying to assign a keyboard shortcut to a checkbox in a Pidgin windows. Specifically, how do I create a keyboard shortcut that will toggle the enable plugin checkbox in the Pidgin plugin window, ...
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1answer
247 views

Getting a Global Menu on Xubuntu 13.10

How do I get a true global menu on Xubuntu or Ubuntu/Gnome 3 Classic 13.10? I don't want the Unity autohiding menu, just a horizontal global menu that lives in a toolbar on top of the screen. I know ...
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34 views

Where do I find the applications menu editor?

In a Ubuntu forum, I was researching on how to open wine programs. I found some instructions that may be useful. I can successfully download the programs, but I don't know how to open them. Here the ...
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1answer
58 views

Application menu options not click able

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and gnome 3.10. Everything was working okay. Suddenly I noticed that application menu options are not clickable for all the applications. I've added a screenshot and the same ...
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137 views

Remove arrows on system tray menus in gnome

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome and have found the behaviour of the context menus on icons in the system tray behaves differently. For applets which normally have a large number of ...
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Customize Recent Documents List. E.g. to not show photos

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in the classic mode. "Places" drop-down menu has "Recent Documents" at the bottom, but it fills up with photos whenever I simply look at them with Gnome image viewer. I only ...
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1answer
198 views

Menu bars for Gnome apps not being replaced by global menu

I have recently had some issues in fixing my nvidia graphics card issues after a new Ubuntu 13.10 install - so I may have accidentally screwed up some settings. My problem is that some apps keep ...
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1answer
122 views

Classicmenu indicator revert old icon after update to 0.08

Today I've updated the super-cool classicmenu indicator to it's latest 0.08 version. However I don't like the brand new icon at all. How do I revert it to the previous version? (the white circle ...
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113 views

How can I add a shortcut to the display settings in the menu bar?

I'd like to add an icon in the menu bar (next to the wifi, battery, time, etc) that controls the display settings. I'm thinking of something like the Mac OS X "Show displays in menu bar." This would ...
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38 views

Gnome Panel Menu Erratic Behaviour

I am a new Ubuntu user. I do like it much better than Fedora. However the lack of a window menu in Unity made it a non-starter, so I use Gnome Classic. My problem, which I have not encountered with ...
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109 views

How to change right-click menu style in ubuntu

I hate one thing about Ubuntu: the ugly menus, which are very basic. It seems to me very ancient. I want to change the desktop right-click menu and the same for the top panel. I wish I could make them ...
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Menu: highlight as you type

In windows (or other linux environments like openbox) , when you have a program menu, context menu, applications menu, start menu or whatever you can press any key on you keyboard to highlight the ...
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175 views

gnome desktop menu layout problem

I have added a 'Quick Setup' sub-menu of 'System' desktop menu. I want this sub-menu to contains some desktop files within two sections, separated with a separator. I need the first part to contains ...
2
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1answer
205 views

How can I restore the administration menu?

I do not know how I did it but I am now missing my administration menu. I am using 12.04 (but with all upgrades) and GNOME FALL-BACK. Could anyone direct me on how to restore it? I have tried adding ...
3
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2answers
187 views

How do I rebuild and test Nautilus source?

I'm new to OS level programming so apologies for the noobness. Ultimately I would like to change the behaviour of clicking on "Change Desktop Background" from the desktop context menu. It would ...
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119 views

Disable “folding” of gnome-panel pop-up menus

Gnome keeps "folding" the pop-up menus of the notification area icons in the gnome-panel, even though there is enough space to fully expand the menus like this: How can I disable that?
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1answer
337 views

Gnome Shell menus behind the panel

In Gnome Shell when i right click to open the content menu for Firefox and some other applications, some of the objects are behind the top panel and i have to scroll down and click again to see the ...
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2answers
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How do I get a Mac-like Gnome panel/menu bar (which changes accordingly to the active window).

So in Firefox, I would have the top panel change to File Edit View ... etc and in Photoshop it would be File Edit Image Select ... etc. On top of that, this function would make those menu bars in ...
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How do I add program icons to the top bar in Gnome Classic Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add panel applets to classic gnome panel? I used to add items to the top bar in Ubuntu 10.04 by right clicking on the menu item. Now that I am using 12.04 with ...
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1answer
2k views

Wireless menu bar item doesn't show up

Sometimes when I start my ubuntu system the wireless menu bar item doesn't show up. This makes it impossible for me to connect to a wireless network as I don't know where the wireless menu item is ...
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1answer
239 views

Background menu colors

After fiddling around installing themes and icons and stuff, aslo usign the gnome configurator, I now have the background of my top menu white - how do i restore it to the original ubuntu theme color? ...
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1answer
177 views

get rid of flat menu (without hierarchy) in gnome-shell

In gnome-shell, menus on the top panel are flat -- submenu is not displayed on the side, as it used to be, but is opened in the upper level: Is there a way to change the behavior back? Is it ...
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1answer
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How do I edit the classic menu indicator

I installed The classic menu indicator that can be installed from ppa:diesch/testing (some really cool packages there btw). Now I want to edit the main menu, reorganize some of the applications, make ...
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1answer
2k views

Application Menus File,View, etc missing in Gnome-fallback

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 and i like it but Gnome 3 slows my pc too much so i'm trying to use the Gnome-fallback which is a bit faster. So far everything works like Gnome 2 except that the ...
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2answers
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Add Update Manager to the System menu in GNOME Shell

In Unity, the Update Manager was included in the power cog menu along with log out, suspend, shut down etc. But in GNOME Shell, I do not find such an option. Is there any extension or tweak to make ...
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1answer
2k views

How to reset menu in GNOME 3?

I have ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome3 shell DE. I have a problem, in the applications menu i can't find some applications like GParted, Update-Manager, gnome-tweak-tool that they can be run from terminal. I ...
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Where did the menu bars from my applications go in GNOME Shell?

I'm running ubuntu 11.10, and all the menu-bars (File, Options, etc ) from applications like gedit & co are gone. For some applications that is not a problem, because there are still icons I can ...
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1answer
1k views

Multimonitor menu bar

Does anyone know of a way of extending the menu bar from one screen all the way across to the other, so that the gnome menu bar spans both/all monitors? I'm basically looking for something similiar ...
2
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2answers
575 views

Hibernate option in login screen menu?

How can I add a hibernate option to the GDM 3 menu? I only have suspend there but I need hibernation as it does not eat the battery. (Just to make sure - I am talking about the menu in the greeter, ...
2
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2answers
700 views

Use the Gnome Main Menu without a panel?

I really like docky for managing my applications but don't want to crowd it too much with pointless apps. I would like to add an icon to open the Gnome Main Menu (Applications, Place, System etc) to ...
4
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3answers
2k views

I can not edit my Main Menu

When I right click on Main Menu and select Edit Menus nothing happens. I want to edit few of the menu items and I am stuck. How do I edit main menu now?
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1answer
701 views

Mouse hover over submenu item does not expand menu until I leave and re-enter item

In gnome, whenever I click on a contextual menu item (eg. right click on a window in the task bar) and then hover over a sub-item (eg. Move to another workspace) that is expandable, the submenu is not ...
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1answer
314 views

How Does Gnome Know Where To Categorize & Place Shortcuts In The Gnome Menu?

Coming from a Windows background, I'm used to being able to access global start menu shortcuts and user specific shortcuts in File Explorer, but the Gnome menu has me puzzled. When I navigate the ...
2
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1answer
236 views

Gnome menu with mouse up to the top

I am just starting with Linux. I have noticed that though Gnome has a fixed menu (Gnome panel) at the top of the screen, similarly to Mac OS X, it is impossible to click a menu item after moving the ...
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1answer
2k views

custom icon in “Places” menu

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, but I know the basics. I read the "How do I change the folder icons in the “Places” menu?" but it didn't help, did the option #2 since I want to specify it for a single ...
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2answers
520 views

Why doesn't GNOME respect OnlyShowIn=KDE; in .desktop files?

I have both KDE and GNOME desktop environments installed on Ubuntu 10.10. When I add the entry OnlyShowIn=GNOME; in a .desktop file, the application doesn't appear in the KDE menu. However, when I ...
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1answer
445 views

show underlined menu items by default

in the previous releases of ubuntu menu items were underlined by default so i didnt have to press Alt to show them. however in maverick one has to press Alt to view them. how can i set ubuntu to show ...
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2answers
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How do I hide CIFS volumes in the Places menu?

I originally started an Ubuntu forums post about this but I never received any responses. Anyways, I've got my Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders pointing to Samba shares on my server via ...
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1answer
307 views

Menus intermittantly take two clicks

Intermittently, when I left-click on the Applications/Places/System menus, the first click does nothing, and it takes a second click to drop the menu. I've also noticed that hiarchial menus sometimes ...
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2answers
1k views

Where is the gnome option to display icons in menus?

I used to go to "System >> Preferences >> Appearance >> Interface", but I can't find that tab on Lucid or Maverick.
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1answer
2k views

Wine menu directory location?

Using the menu editor I accidentally deleted the WINE menu. Now I am stuck with the application installed and no way to easily use parts of it. I tried reinstalling it, many times, and still the menu ...
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2answers
5k views

How do I change the folder icons in the “Places” menu?

How do I change to icons in here?
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1answer
617 views

Can I set up Gnome to pop-up its main menu anywhere when I right-click on desktop, and apps (windows) list on middle-click?

In XFCE it was very convenient to pop-up applications launcher menu and running applications list menu anywhere on desktop by right and middle click respectively. Can be Gnome configured to behave so? ...
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4answers
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User account messed up. How to restore functionality?

Complete story: When I installed Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection via Ubuntu software center, I noticed some of the newest puzzles were missing. So I decided to get the source files and ...
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3answers
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How do I add a program that must be run from within its own directory to the panel or main menu?

Some programs can only be run from within their own directories. If I go to System --> Preferences --> Main Menu --> Add Item and select the file, it will not work. Similarly, if I right ...