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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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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How do I edit the menu in Lubuntu?

Main menu (alacarte) cannot record changes as it should. Some time it does, but randomly and rarely. Is this a bug? This question is not a clone of this one. In that case the Main menu would not ...
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How can I remove orphaned start menu entries?

For some reason I have a bunch of left-over start menu entries from applications (e.g, Gnome Do, Synapse, Leafpad.) and was wondering if there's a way to remove all orphaned entries for applications ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Can I add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu in Lubuntu?

In vanilla Ubuntu, there is a quite useful application called Nautilus-open-terminal, which allows the user to open the terminal in any folder by simply right-clicking and selecting "Open in ...
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How can I restart the menu bar in Unity?

My Unity menu bar is no longer working. Clicking on top-level menu items (on the right hand general menu items, or on the app-specific items on the left) registers visually, but menus don't drop ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Awesome WM menu missing Firefox

After sudo apt-get install awesome awesome-extra and logging into it (with no previous configuration that I know of), there's no menu entry for Firefox. All my other stuff is there - Mutt, Meld, ...
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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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Is there a command to force Unity to reload menu data?

Not all the time but intermittently Unity will drop the menu from the HUD. Most often this is with GIMP but it has happened to other programs too. The menu choices are there but the content of the ...
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How to put a (Start) Menu button on Fluxbox Toolbar

I often run programs maximized (leaving no desktop area). I want to be able to use my mouse alone to open the menu, and my mouse has no scroll wheel. I'm just going for a simple old school windows ...
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How to remove username from “Me” menu (right near to power button on the top panel)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I replace the MeMenu username with my actual name? My user name takes approximately as long as would 6 icons. I don't need to see my username, I am the only user ...
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Google Chrome removes itself from Menu on reboot

Chrome removes itself from the Internet menu every time I reboot. How can I fix this? The only way to get it back is to reinstall Chrome. Is this a Dev issue or a general error? I am using Ubuntu ...
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How to change menu font contrast in Gnome Classic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.04 gnome classic ambiance oneric I have problem with color of menu in Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome Classic). Look image: In Gnome Classic (No effect) all is OK. Sorry ...
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How can I remove icons from menus of QT apps?

VLC, Skype, Clementine and Virtualbox (the four QT apps I use) all have icons in their menus. The rest of my system's menus are all iconless, How I like them. I'm using 12.04.
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How do I bind 'Menu key' to right 'Win key'?

I have a keyboard with two "Win" keys but without "Menu" key. I'd like to bind my right Win as Menu. I tried do used xev in terminal and get keycode for .Xmodmap file but can't take code of right Win. ...
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Why Firefox menu button disappeared?

I'm using the latest stable Firefox under Ubuntu 13.04 x64. I disabled menu bar, because using the menu button is more comfortable for me. Until an update (around version 21 or 22) the button just ...
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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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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 to change the color of menu text?

First, take a look at this screenshot. http://picpaste.com/pics/Screenshot-4yF1UqRf.1287160366.png Now, I managed to change the selection color from orange to light gray which is very nice. But now ...
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Why does my .desktop file execute via double click but not from the menu?

I've installed FTL: Faster Than Light on my girlfriend's Lubuntu machine and created a .desktop file for it. Strangely, the program won't launch via its menu entry under 'Games'. If I navigate to ...
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Why does a command work from shell, but not from the applications menu?

I'm trying to add a command to my applications menu: But when I select it from the applications menu, it doesn't do anything. When I run that same command from the shell, however, it runs fine. ...
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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 do I place a application list icon in the launcher?

If I click Dash and then the second tab (Search Applications), one of the items available is "Installed Applications". Is there anyway to put a quick link to this in the launcher? Basically a icon ...
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Remove “restart” option from menu

When I click the gear icon to open the system menu on my PC, these options are presented: Suspend Restart... Shutdown... The restart options seems redundant, because it literally does the same ...
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Why does Alacarte give me this error when I try to add items to the menu?

When I try to add anything to the menu in 12.04, I get this error. $ alacarte Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/alacarte/Alacarte/MainWindow.py", line 317, in ...
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How do you reset/revert system menus back to defaults?

There are menu items missing form my System->Preference menu. Going to System->Preferences->Main Menu, the menu items are not disable, but missing entirely. How do you reset the menus back to ...
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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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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 ...