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 to stop Alt from triggering Global Menu?

I am trying to disable Alt from triggering the global menu when I am using an application (I am using Ubuntu 14.04). My problem is, when I am using emacs, for example, and I hit Alt+h, the help menu ...
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main menu on multi-window applications

Have any of the developers a recommendation on how to set up multi-window applications so that menus don't become confused and overlay one another? An example is GIMP, which typically has at least ...
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Can't access menu bar in 14.04 with multiple displays

My main window can't click on the menu bar options (File, Edit, View, etc.) for any program that is on my laptop (my main display) when I have another monitor plugged in. This only happened after I ...
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How can I create a dual boot, keeping in mind my pc boots to Ubuntu?

So I got 2 new 500GB hard drives and I installed Windows 7 first on the first hard drive and on the second I installed 12.04 ubuntu. Is there any software that I can use to make it easier to get a ...
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is it possible to have an always visible menu bar for nautilus or restore the default full gear button menu, in 14.04

The general solution which involves uninstalling various appmenu packages does not work for nautilus, its menu bar is still missing. It does get a gear drop down menu button on the tool bar, but that ...
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ungroup / explode new Gnome-shell applet menu

Since lasts Ubuntu and specially the 14.04, the gnome shell system menu is grouped in a very nasty way that force you to click on it a dozen of time before being able to do anything, I don't know if ...
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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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Invisible Ubuntu-sdk menu

I am planning to develop mobile programs using ubuntu-sdk, but my window manager is awesome(http://awesome.naquadah.org/) and menu of ubuntu-sdk is not visible at all. All other programs work ...
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Xubuntu menulibre application (menu editor) not launching

My cat was recently laying on my computer when I was trying to edit the xubuntu menu using the Menu Editor application (menulibre). My cat messed around with some stuff so when I tried to go back into ...
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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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Why isn't the gear menu there? [closed]

I would like to shut down this computer but the button isn't in the upper right corner. Ubuntu 13.10. Changing the theme to default doesn't help.
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menu item selection problems

This might sound weird: I'm using gnome2 and try to set up Thunderbird message filters. However if I try to select the action I'm not able to select the right entry in the sub-sub-menu, because the ...
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Globalmenu doesn't work for some apps (Ubuntu 13.10)

After latest update of Ubuntu 13.10 global menu for some apps doesn't work. Global application menu bar is there but links doesn't work. All buttons that can be used are working, but global ...
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clock dissapeared from menu

As you can see from the screenshot, I am missing date and time from top menu. Is it stupid april fools joke or...? I am clueless how to put it back. Any help would be appreciated. EDIT Tried the ...
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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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Change location of system menu indicatior to left.

I want to change location of that system menu indicator which is on the extreme right side to extreme left side of status bar. Here is the sample: How can i do this ?
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How to integrate jFrame Menu Bar into Unity top bar?

I'm developing a Java application using jFrames, and the Menu bar object doesn't integrate with Unity's top bar (Window Title & Application Menus) as any native Unity application does. Is there a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Gnome Menu Broken? [closed]

I think my Applications Menu (the top right in Gnome Fallback) is broken or something. I was messing around with MenuLibre and after I closed it, an additional "System Tools" menu appeared above ...
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Menu Document Templates don't work

I have been trying to install some templates to Right-Click Menu (Create New Document - No Templates Installed) I searched around and all the guides say to put new ready documents or templates in ...
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Top menu disappearing when enabling unity plugin in Compiz

I suddenly encountered a problem the other day where my top menu completely disappeared. I could not figure out how to restore it but then I managed to get it back by loading up CompizConfig Settings ...
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how to disable menu items with … extension in Firefox?

i want to disable the menu items with (dotted) extension i.e. 3 dots. like Send Link, Save Page As.
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No Icons or menubars visible in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I'm unable to see any icons or menubars on my desktop. However, I am able to open up the file/folder explorer by inserting a USB, which opens up the explorer and let's me open applications and files ...
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Reactivate menu in Evince

The new Evince for 13.10 without a menu bar mostly sucks from a usability perspective, but I've gradually gotten used to it. However, I seem to have gotten myself into a situation where even the ...
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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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LibreOffice menus are disabled in Ubuntu

Suddenly all menus in LO 4.1 became disabled. Reinstalling LO didn't help. Upgrading to 4.2 stable also. Menus are still inactive, while icons and shortcuts work well. In LibreOffice forums guys ...
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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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Create drop down menu in Eclipse Kepler

I have problem to get the drop down menu in my Eclipse. I have reviewed the solution in other Q&A threads, like this and this (Being the most 2 helpful one). After following the instruction, I ...
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How to create a Menu item for Eclipse in Ubuntu 13.10?

I upgraded Eclipse yesterday to version 4.3 and was faced with the missing menus bug. To get the menus back one has to start Eclipse in a different way, thus I tried to create a new item in the Main ...
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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 ...
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Installation menu in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

When I try to install Ubuntu, I am unable to view the installation menu. The only thing I can see is a black screen. Are there other methods to install Ubuntu 13.10, & is this a graphic problem?
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File/Edit Unity Menu entries disabled (ubuntu 13.10)

I have a clean installation of Ubuntu 13.10 with unity desktop. When I open gnome-terminal (or any other app) the entries in File/Edit/View are all disabled by default; they are not clickable. It ...
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Add menu item to the Ubuntu Gear menu in 13.10 saucy

I want to insert a custom menu item which points to a script in the Gear "system" menu, say just after restart. If that's not possible then anywhere else on the menu. How can I do that ? I ...
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GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT and GRUB_TIMEOUT Do Not Accept 0 Value

I am not on a duel boot system, and do not want to view the GRUB boot menu. I have used methods that have worked in the past to change /etc/default/grub to accomplish that ends, but they have not ...
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/etc/acpi/powerbtn.sh for full shutdown menu?

I'm having the same problem as 13.10: Power button shuts down directly and Ubuntu 13.10 with Cinnamon Desktop Environment This answer seems to be the way to go, but I don't know what the command is. ...
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Windows Vista and Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I currently have a PC with a beautifully running Windows Vista OS on my 320g hard drive and have Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a 160g hard drive. Both OS's work perfectly! When I want to run Ubuntu I go to ...
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How to add an option to create a new file with a specific extension in right click menu

The title says all. I would like to have this option in right click menu on the desktop or in nautilus. I know that is possible, but I don't remember how to do this.
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The top panel bar in unity will not change the icon theme

I had to reinstall unity and now for some reason the icon theme is stuck for only the icons in the top menu bar panel. Is there a cache that might have got corrupt? Maybe there is a place to manually ...
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USB wont load boot menu ubuntu

Just installed ubuntu and am having problems, can't update anything and am stuck in terminal, so I need to reinstall. Bios is still set to boot from USB but the same USB has been in my cpu and will no ...
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Menus, folders, programs are all hidden or invisible in Ubuntu 12.10

I have had problems with this laptop Aspire 4530 for the last 3 days. I erased the last Ubuntu (several times) and all is the same: Ubuntu starts, but in the screen there is not a menu (in the left ...
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How can I add Delete option to the drop down menu?

When I right click on a file or folder in Ubuntu 13.10 I only have the option to send it to the Trash. I would like to be able to delete it instead. How can I add Delete to my choices? I have ...
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Menus (eg, right-click windows) are not being drawn on the screen

The "context menus" which normally show up on right-click, as well as other pull-downs (for example evince's resize screen or any program's at-the-top menu pulldowns) are invisible. This is Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 with Cinnamon Desktop Environment

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 and added the Cinnamon Desktop Environment and I noticed that the restart and shutdown buttons are MISSING! Only Suspend and Cancel are there. In Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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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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No menu bar shown on the top panel after upgrading to 13.10

Recently I upgrade my Ubuntu to 13.10 from 13.04, I just find the menu bar is not shown on the top panel. The Alt key is also not working! Can anyone help me by guiding me to install some packages? ...
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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 ...