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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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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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 can I Organize Games?

I am running 12.04 and am wondering if there is a way to organize games so that when I click on my "games" folder in the menu bar, all of my games will be in there.
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no boot menu or / mount point after installing Ubuntu 12.04

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 using a Live CD to a new Gateway computer with Windows 7. I used "Install Alongside Windows" option. But on restart there was no boot menu. It only starts into Windows. I ...
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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 I toggle an application's menu?

is it possible to toggle (show/hide) the appmenu ? I've disabled the globalmenu, because i don't like the behavior.
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How can I modify Unity 12.04's power cog menu

"System Settings..." and the randomly chosen among many "Displays..." go to the same program, while I have to remember ccsm, [dg]conf-editor and a few others mentioned in various articles. Or I must ...
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Installation after boot shows no display

I just booted 12.04 for installation from USB-stick. But there is a problem with the display. After boot I see a rectangle on the lower left corner of the screen, after a while I see "Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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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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How to add “Refresh” option to right click menu in Lubuntu?

I have many users at the place I work, expressing the notion of switching to Ubuntu. Most of them, for whatever weird reason wanting to know if its possible to have refresh added when you right click ...
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Menu font background color is white

Something happened to my theme (I guess) where all the menu's font background color is white. This is for all menus, right click mouse menu and that top menu bar. I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm trying it ...
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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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How to open directory in Guake from Nautilus

In Nautilus, I have upon right-clicking a directory, the option to open a Terminal with the prompt in the selected directory. I think this is very handy and I use it a lot. Now I would like to use ...
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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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How do I close entries in my alt-tab menu?

That's right, I want to close a bunch of stuff using my alt-tab window, quickly. Let's say I have a bunch of windows open in an image editing program, for example: I'd like to have a hotkey (e.g., ...
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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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gnome-panel custom menu

I just reinstalled 10.04 and I can't for the life of me remember how I did this. I used to have an icon on my panel which, when clicked, would roll out a specific sub-menu found int he main menu. ...
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switching over to awesome from openbox, can I still use my menu.xml

I've been using openbox in LXDE for a couple of years now, and I have my menu.xml just the way I like it. I see in awesome the default menu seems to be constructed in the rc.lua, but I also see that ...
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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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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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Is this PPA safe and will it work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “PPA's” safe to add to my system, and what are some “red flags” to watch out for? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:anton0/unity sudo apt-get ...
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battery icon / power indicator not shown in menu bar after upgrade to 12.04

Since the upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 the battery icon / power indicator is not shown any more in the menu bar. I went to 'system settings'-->'power' and tried to set 'show battery status in menu ...
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Can't find Ubuntu 12.04 on boot menu

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP on my netbook via a usb (since it doesn't have a DVD/CD drive). At the end of the installation, I got an error saying the bootloader couldn't be ...
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Why does it take so long to start gvim?

When I start gvim: $ date; /usr/bin/gvim; date Tue May 29 10:45:45 CST 2012 ** (gvim:6030): WARNING **: Unable to create Ubuntu Menu Proxy: Timeout was reached Tue May 29 10:46:11 CST 2012 To stop ...
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Menus not working in Nautilus

In 12.04, after fresh start of Ubuntu OS, the bookmarks in Nautilus works fine. But after a while, for some unknown reason, clicking any bookmarked directory doesn't take me to the bookmarked ...
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LXDE: Switch Tool Bar Menu and Desktop Right Click Menu Around

On my desktop I currently have a right click menu that looks like: However, I want to have the full system menu that looks like this show up: How do I do that?
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Why is my top menu missing and how can I fix it?

Today I rebooted my system and for some reason the menu at the top is blank... no global menu, no time, no date, no nothing... Do you have any idea how this can be rectified?
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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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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 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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Does Wine 1.4 on Ubuntu 12.04 have an application launcher menu like it used to on 10.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one create a custom application launcher for Wine installed apps? Previously on 10.04 it was located in the upper left corner sub menu. If so, where did it ...
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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 to change menu shortcuts?

Im talking about shortcuts that appear in menus (for example nautilus>File>new tab ctrl+t). I know I had to do something to edit those shortcuts in 10.04 with .gtkrc2.0, but I forgot what it was. ...
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I cannot revert completely to gnome-classic menus in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reinstate System Menu after reverting to Gnome Classic? After installing the packages to be able to login to the gnome-classic desktop I only have the menus: ...
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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 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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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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can the grey options in context menu be fixed?

I can't determine when, but often the context menu shows options in gray when they shouldn't because they are activated and you can used them. I have seen this with resize, with paste (after copying ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Menu Bar overlap

I have dual monitors for my development machine. I usually have my terminal open fullscreen in my secondary screen as my IDE(vim) and when I click on my primary screen I get this super ugly menu ...
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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 set the threshold cursor velocity for passing through the Ubuntu menu bar?

I am running with dual monitors (left and right) via ATI Catalyst Display Manager, not Xinerama. Both monitors have a vertical Ubuntu menu bar on the left. I probably do not need each monitor to ...
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xubuntu app menu on wrong side of screen

I am using Xubuntu 12.04, with a dual monitor setup (with the nvidia driver xinerama enabled). The top panel is spanned acros the two monitors. This works quite fine, except for one thing. When I ...
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Simple program like ratmenu/9menu that can use images as menu items

I'd like to be able to select an album by looking through album covers and launch any mp3 player on it or select an image album by scrolling through sample thumbnails and launch any image viewer on ...
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There is no freeze cells option in Calc

In LibreOffice Calc, there is no option to freeze cells, on Ubuntu 12.04. I use LibreOffice at work for proper ODF saving while on Windows. In the menus for Calc there is "Window" and within that ...
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How to run libreoffice from start menu?

I just installed libreoffice in my Lucid through official PPA at http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu/. It won't start from start menu but it works if I run it through terminal with sudo. ...
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Is there a way to set app icons to top menu bar. (near clock,charge etc)

I want to see my favorite applications on top menu bar. Is there a way to set app icons to top menu bar. (near clock,charge etc). in ubuntu 11.10
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No Grub menu after installing 11.10 64b on top of Windows 7 home Pro 64b

I've installed -correctly- Ubuntu 11.10 64b on top of Windows 7 Home Pro 64b but the Grub menu is not showing on laptop boot. The laptop is a Samsung rv420. I ran a tool called boot-repair but didn't ...
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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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“connect to hidden wireless Network” needs always admin authorization

When I select "connect to the hidden wireless Network" from the gnome wireless Menu and select the preconfigured template, I get always an authorization box when logged in as normal user. How can I ...