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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Will windows 8 work after i install Ubuntu 12.04?

I had searched and found many GRUB related problem after installing windows 8 over ubuntu or ubuntu over windows 8.So i fear to install ubuntu 12.04. So What is the measures i need to take while ...
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Is there a “Passwords and Keys” dialogue in Lubuntu desktop?

Getting this answer, it seems that there must be a "Passwords and Keys" dialogue in Lubuntu, but I cannot see a button for it in my menus nor in /usr/share/applications.
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How to add some margin for icon space in Unity bar menu?

How do you add a little margin for icon space next to menu items in Unity bar menu? I'm trying to make menu items appear more consistently aligned when there are both menu items with/without icon in ...
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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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Can't find the logout+shutdown menu

I removed the by default rightmost menu from the panel (the one allowing logout, reboot, shutdown, etc.) and can't find it in the "Add to Panel" menu. I'm using Ubuntu 10.4 with the GNOME Panel ...
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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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How do I customize the Launcher in Unity 2D?

I want to add/remove items on the Launcher. I'm using Unity 2D. Of course I looked it up on Google, and I saw instructions that said when I have an application open, I can right click on it and a ...
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PDF viewer that lists open documents [duplicate]

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a document viewer that has a menu of some kind that shows all my open documents. I typically have anywhere between 5 and 20 PDFs open when I'm doing research, and ...
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How to enable icons in menus in Ubuntu 14.04

In previous Ububtu releases I could enable icons in menus via several tweak tools, or via the gnome config editor. All of these options have disappeared or have no effect in 14.04. Takes me 20 ...
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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 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 to change the header title and help message in GRUB menu?

How to change the header title and help message in GRUB menu? knowing that my Grub version is 1.99-21ubuntu3 I'm using Ubuntu 12.04
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Menus don't show after an upgrade

I'm having this problem after an automatic upgrade, where the only thing that is correctly loaded is the background image. Another user experienced the exact same problem, though the cause is ...
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Why aren't new programs showing up in the KDE menu?

I have run into a very odd problem in Kubuntu 12.10. Whenever I add a program through Muon or `apt-get`, it doesn't show up in the menu. For example, I installed Opera from a deb package and ...
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What is the status of locally integrated menus for 12.04?

How can I know the current development status of LIM (locally integrated menus). Can I install LIM in Precise Beta 2?. Thanks.
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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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Why are no changes to the main menu in Unity possible?

Why can't I add a menu item in the main menu or see an item property? Is Unity the culprit ? I am using Ubuntu 11.10.
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How to get rid of right-click menu scrolling in Firefox under XUbuntu?

Despite the fact there is more than enough room on my screen, Firefox page-right-click menu usually appears pretty small and offers vertical scrolling to view all the items inside it. Some times the ...
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Eclipse menus are slow to render and disappear

I have just installed eclipse in Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm noticing the menus (in the application's menubar) are slow to render and disappear. I have not explored many more aspects of the program as this ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Where's the “log out” option after clicking the power icon?

So the documentation says: To log out or switch users, click the power icon on the top bar and select the appropriate option. However, I cannot see the "log out" option. All I see are: ...
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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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Why can't I see the menubar in some applications?

I don't run gnome-panel normally. Most menubars work correctly. However, with wxMaxima and Audacity, they are not showing. When I start gnome-panel and add an appmenu, I can see the menus again. ...
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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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Locally integrated menus (menus in title bars) only working selectively [closed]

I upgraded to 14.04 and enabled locally integrated menus. However, they seem to work on a randomly selective basis. I've tried a few applications out - Firefox and LibreOffice work, but Terminal and ...
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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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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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How to get Openbox as kde's window manager

I successfully installed Openbox on my laptop running Kubuntu 12.04 but when I login using the kde/openbox session, the desktop icons of kde, show me an "open with ?" pop up, while the kmenu is almost ...
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New 12.10 Install, Windows Not in Boot Menu

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my new computer alongside my previous Windows 7 installation. Upon booting for the first time (post install) my boot menu only lists Ubuntu. I installed using a ...
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Why in many themes my menus are too white (text and background)?

I started using Lubuntu (12.04) and I like the customizations that I was able to make, especially fitting icons and themes ('Widgets' - as 'Customize Look and Feel'/LXAppearance calls them.) But for ...
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Qt menus disappear in Unity

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 and updated the whole system last week. (just to clarify that I'm up to date) When I'm using qt applications like QtCreator, Opera, Dolphin and so on, their ...
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Installed Ubuntu 12.04 LSD alongside with windows 7. No boot menu

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit alongside with windows 7. During installation I choose Something Else and partitioned as followed: Partition Screenshot And choose /dev/sda for boot loader ...
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Keyboard shortcuts gone from menus in some programs in Ubuntu 12.04

I have noticed that keyboard shortcuts from GVim and Inkscape are gone from the menus of those programs in Ubuntu 12.04. In Ubuntu 10.04 these shortcuts were displayed in the menus. Are there ways ...
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Custom unity launcher for audacity

I use audacity a lot so would like a custom launcher menu for audacity in unity. Similar to this List of custom Launchers & Quicklists for Unity but specific to audacity Menu may include ...
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No app icons in menus

I have enabled icons in menus, and most of them show up well (folder icons, file icons, save icons, etc.). But whenever an app tries to use an icon specific to itself, such as GIMP, it replaces that ...
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After login, desktop appears but there's no menu bar and no dash

After logging in, the desktop appears, and seems to work fine (I can start applications from desktop icons, for example, and right clicking on the desktop area brings up the expected context menu), ...
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GNOME Main Menu; remove arrow

Is there any way to easily remove the dropdown arrow when using the GNOME menu in Ubuntu 10.10 or 11.04? I don't want to need to recompile the panel or anything messy unless I need to. Just to ...
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right click menu on mouse release (windows behavior)

I'm trying to change the behavior of the right click menu in ubuntu 10.10 because I use Windows 7 and Ubuntu. When you right click you need to hold the right click and select something. In Windows ...
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How to add Main Menu and other widgets to gnome-do

I am using Ubuntu 9.04, and I instaleld gnome-do, and changed the theme to Docky. So far so good. Now, i want to get rid of the top panel too, and for that I need to add the menu bar to Docky. I tried ...
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Main Menu keyboard navigation does not restart at the first typed letter. Is this a bug or a tweakable feature?

Skip this section, unless you want to read some really boring background. I often prefer to navigate via the keyboard, and I typically launch my most frequently used apps via a system-wide ...
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Problems with SCID

I've recently installed scid from ubuntu repositorys. I've met with 2 problems. 1) After install ; there isn't any shortcut made to run program; so I have to either run it from console or make my own ...
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How can I get menu items in a Qt Quick application?

I'm using Qt Creator 3.1.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 (the version installed when you install Ubuntu SDK - the two seem to be the same application). I'm running the default Unity 7 desktop. When I create a new ...
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Is there a more elegant way blanking out a sub-menu in XFCE?

I am creating a login for my daughter under XFCE and I wanted to keep the all the top level folders/directories under application menu visible but to blank out the contents of those that would just ...
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Crashing when switching between aplication

When I have multiple instances of any application like file manager and I want to switch between them by clicking on the application the system crashes. The first time the system is stopping and ...
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Xubuntu - open whisker with Super button issue

I set the Super button to open whisker menu. But, for example when I press Super + F it also opens. How can I fix this problem?
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I just down loaded Opera browser why is it no longer pinned to my menu the next day?

I just down loaded Opera browser yesterday. It worked all day but then today there is no longer a icon pinned to the menu? Where did it go? How can I get it back?
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How to get rid of grub menu after boot?

Here is my /etc/default/grub: # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true ...
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RabbitCVS no context menus in Nautilus [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed RabbitVCS via the synaptic package manager (rabbitvcs-cli, rabbitvcs-gedit and rabbitvcs-nautilus). The nautilus file manager is showing icons on the ...