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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Network icon dropdown menu missing some items

There should be more staff in the dropdown menu. Sometimes a restart will solve the problem. I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.04.
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How do I get my USB keyboard to not freeze up in the recovery menu? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10, and whenever I enter the recovery menu, my keyboard freezes and I can't make any selections. I have tried using GRUB_PRELOAD_MODULES="usb usb_keyboard" but this doesn't help ...
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Libreoffice fails to integrate with unity

I've just upgraded Libreoffice from 5.0.4 to 5.1 and I've noticed that menus don't integrate anymore with Unity bar. Any hints on how to proceed? I've already tried to uninstall and reinstall with no ...
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How can I add items to Xfce root menu?

I'd like to add some items to my Xfce "root menu", see picture for location: Searching the web gave a couple of possibilities (different XML files etc), but it appears that Xubuntu has customized ...
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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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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 ...
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Show Icon instead of text for the gnome menus?

Is it possible to use icons instead of text for the menus in the top pannel (shown above)? If so, How can we do that? I've tryed gconf-editor setting the Key: /desktop/interface/toolbar_style with ...
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Problems with “Shutdown” and “LogOut” after upgrading to 14.04

I have upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 on my laptop. The upgrade was successful, but the issue is that nothing happens now when I click on "LogOut", "Shutdown", "Suspend" from the top right power icon (...
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How can I get the original contents of applications.menu and settings.menu?

I just want to know the exactly original content of these two files: ~/.config/menus/applications.menu and ~/.config/menus/settings.menu. Mine were changed after some alacarte testing and now I want ...
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How to refresh launcher icon application menu in ubuntu 12.04?

After modifying a desktop file in /usr/share/applications, I need to refresh the launcher icon application menu so that my modification shows up. For the sake of clarity, the menu that should get ...
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How to disable global menu and have always visible menu bars

Is it possible to get menus to be shown in always visible menu bars in 14.04, rather than in window title bars?
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How to enable global menu for PhpStorm in 13.10

I've installed PhpStorm in /opt/phpstorm and after first run there is file ~./local/share/applications/jetbrains-phpstorm.desktop [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=PhpStorm Icon=/opt/...
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Reinstate System Menu after reverting to Gnome Classic?

How do I get the system menu back on the top panel after reverting to Gnome Classic on 11.10 like suggested in this answer to How to revert to Gnome Classic
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How do I get “restart” option in the shutdown menu in Unity?

The dropdown menu I get when I click on the gear link in the top right corner only shows these options: Lock Computer Logout Suspend Hibernate Shutdown There is no "restart" or "reboot". How can ...
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How do I define a file context options keyboard shortcut?

When selecting a file in Nautilus, I would like to see the context options of the file (mouse right click) using the keyboard and not the mouse. Example, when i iterate over the list of files in a ...
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Unity has disappeared

I realise that this question has been asked before, the best example being here (Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears). I should mention I have never used Ubuntu before today, and it ...
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How can I get Unity to show the menu icons in Inkscape?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and I have enabled icons in menus. Everything works fine except Inkscape that shows a lot of "missing" icons. What is wrong and how can I fix it?
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Why can't I easily open .py files with IDLE using right click?

I have visited this question and tried everything mentioned with no success: How do I set IDLE as default editor for python scripts Ubuntu 12.04 Python 2.7 IDLE(Using Python-2.7) When I ...
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How do I get 'Main Menu' back?

In 11.04 and previous editions of Ubuntu, I used the 'Main Menu' tool (under 'System/Preferences') to change individual icons that I did not like in the icon theme I use (Faenza, and mainly the ...
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Is there a shortcut key for accessing the menu bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard shortcuts in Unity? Is there a shortcut key for accessing the menu bar of an application? (Not Ubuntu's menu.) I tried Alt and F10, but no luck. I don't want to ...
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Program menu disappeared [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I see the menubar in some applications? My problem is as follows: The program menu, the one that has file edit view all that does not display in some ...
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How to get back menu bar in Kile after switching to LXDE?

I switched from Gnome/Unity to LXDE on my netbook because it has only 1 GB RAM. Now the Kile window has no menu bar. How does one get it back? This does not affect all KDE applications - for example, ...
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Missing icons in dropdown menus in Eclipse

Icons don't appear in dropdown menus in Eclipse. I know that in Gnome this bug can be cured by this way: Icons on menus have disappeared but it doesn't work in Unity. Any suggestions? Thanks 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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Rhythmbox Unity Plugin (control panel) not working

When I start Rhythmbox by clicking the play button in unity control panel (the load gif), or start it manually, the rhythmbox unity plugin does not work. The control panel keeps in the loading state ...
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How Can I Get Transparent Right Click Menus Back in Ubuntu 12.04?

Before upgrading to 12.04, I was running 11.10. I had a Compiz setting enabled via Ubuntu Tweak. That setting was 'Enable Transparent Menus'. This option allowed all 'right click menus' to be ...
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Add a menu item to KDE Launcher

I've installed Eclipse Framework not as binary package (tar.gz), user have to only extract to desired directory and start off. I added eclipse destination path to global PATH variable and I'm able to ...
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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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Is there an 'Extract to…' context menu option for the Archive Manager application in Nautilus?

I was wondering if there was an easy way to add an 'Extract to...' option in the context menu for the Archive Manager in Nautilus? 'Extract here' is fine a lot of the time but I'm often working with ...
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No menu option to “switch user” in Cinnamon desktop

The menu has options to lock the screen, log out and shutdown, but there isn't an option that allows me to switch to a different user. Is there another way to do that or, even better, is there a way ...
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How can I get the menu bar in firefox?

I installed a fresh ubuntu desktop 11.10 and in firefox there is no menu bar. I tried several things like pressing the Alt key F1-12 right click on a free space in the tab bar but still no menu ...
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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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Where are the .desktop icon files stored?

What system folder on Ubuntu 12.10 are the main menu .desktop icons stored at??? I am having trouble locating....
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Add right click menus to nautilus without nautilus-actions

I want to know how I can add action when the user right-clicks on specific MIME-types or folders without the use of nautilus-actions. I would be happy if this was possible using Nautilus Scripts as ...
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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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How to remove the user name from XUbuntu session menu panel applet?

I never need my user name to be shown on the desktop as I am the only one to use my computer. I'd prefer if there would be something like a shutdown icon instead of the user name to open the session ...
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How is it possible to install MintMenu in Ubuntu 12.04?

I know that there were some PPA's for older Ubuntu versions (11.04 and previous ones),when Gnome 2 was the default desktop environment. Now, I have installed the MATE D.E. on Ubuntu 12.04, but it does ...
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Can I set up two key-bindings to launch the Main Menu? … specifically: Alt+F1 and Super

I've set up the Super key to open the main menu. It works. gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu --type string "Super_L" , I have a shell script super.sh which ...
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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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How can launchers be added to and removed from the Unity dash?

Scenario #1: Manually removing launchers I installed a few games from the recent Humble Indie Bundle and removed them today. The games which were installed using a deb were successfully uninstalled ...
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Is there a way to add a main menu button to the unity panel?

I like many of the features of unity (ubuntu 11.04). I use a netbook and so enjoy having less wasted space. The side menu is fine too. However where is the main menu? Using the dash to get there is ...
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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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Windows 'like' Start Menu

Is there any Start Menu (that I can use along with Gnome 3) that looks like traditional Windows Start Menu? If so, It's also possible to see all open applications on the "Taskbar"?
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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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How can I launch a specific application bypassing the global menu in Unity?

So, trying to get up to speed with LaTex in vim/gvim... problem is the beginners tutorial for vim-latexsuite assumes gvim and the gui menus. Okay, got gvim right here. Problem is, under Unity and the ...
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How to change the header title and help message in GRUB menu?

How to change the header title and help message in GRUB menu? My Grub version is 1.99-21ubuntu3 and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
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Fixing right-click context menu (Sublime Text 2)

After a botched attempt to update Sublime Text 2, I've managed to recover and reinstall, but Ubuntu 12.04's context menu "pointers" seem to be screwed up: the right-click will still list "Sublime Text ...
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Why can't I create menu separators?

For some reason, I am unable to add separators to the menu in Ubuntu Classic. Is this feature broken, or is there something wrong?
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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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Hide toolbar in Evince, Ubuntu 13.10

I find that the View menu has disappeared in the newest version of Evince. Is there still a way to hide the toolbar? I would like to do this in order to share a presentation using a Google Hangout-on-...