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 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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Unity menu search doesn't find manually installed shortcut

Sequence of operations: install a GNOME menu shortcut. Click Windows to get the Unity search interface. Type in the first few characters of the shortcut name. Result: The installed shortcut does ...
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Where is stable cardapio?

I try to install cardapio but i saw tha is unstable. Is any stable release and if not when wil be stable. In cardapio launchpad theres is not any schedule.
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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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how to restore top level menu on panel in ubuntu 13.04

I tried to install "Macbuntu" which is not compatible with 13.04 and I don't know why? But I used force option on command line nothing changed so I uninstalled "macbuntu". Now the problem is that the ...
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Some Libre Office menu items are always hidden

In LibreOffice, why can't you open the full menu list? Always looks like this: But I want to see the full list of menu items, without having to scroll down to reach the bottom items.
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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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How Does Gnome Know Where To Categorize & Place Shortcuts In The Gnome Menu?

Coming from a Windows background, I'm used to being able to access global start menu shortcuts and user specific shortcuts in File Explorer, but the Gnome menu has me puzzled. When I navigate the ...
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How do I launch Chromium with multiple tabs open using the main menu?

I don't want this to be default behavior for Chromium though.
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Pressing the powerbutton does not do anything in Ubuntu (no menu)

When pressing the powerbutton in Xubuntu 14.04 a menu prompt would show and allow me to logout/shutdown/... etc. Now that I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 this is not the case anymore. How can I ...
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Unity Launch Button Changes Color in 14.04- Why?

I just noticed for the first time that the Ubuntu's "Start Button" equivalent can be different colors. Yesterday I had to take a screenshot to debug something, and the button was blue. But today it's ...
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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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How can I add items to the indicator-session menu?

Is it possible to add to or edit the Session Indicator menu items? Is there an easy way to do this, or would it involve recompiling a custom build? I cannot find much relating to this online.
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Cannot get hidden GRUB2 menu to appear?

I have a dual boot (Ubuntu/Ubuntu) system and have configured GRUB2 to hide the boot menu unless I press the shift key (or another key). Here is my configuration in /etc/default/grub: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 ...
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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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Howto add Windows 7 in the grub on Ubuntu 11.10

I searched all over the Internet but there are no solution to my problem, whatever I add, grub menu doesn't show up, I did a grub update but it doesn't detect windows, I don't know what to do, I have ...
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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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How do I edit the classic menu indicator

I installed The classic menu indicator that can be installed from ppa:diesch/testing (some really cool packages there btw). Now I want to edit the main menu, reorganize some of the applications, make ...
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How to change desktop background to the next/brev background image with mouse right cick menu depending on wallch program?

I want a script or a tool to change the desktop background using mouse right click menu on the desktop to find in the menu Next and Previous buttons for the next and past background, but depending on ...
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Boot options menu disappeared

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu both installed on my machine, but for some reasons I re-installed Windows 7, and now when the system starts, I can't see GRUB menu, which normally appears asking using for ...
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how to remove an item from my context menu?

I installed a program called Aptana Studio 3. It's added a menu item to my context menu(if I right click I see an option "Aptana Studio"). How can I manually remove this from my menu? I have ...
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No Wine menu showing up in main menu

I have uninstalled Wine and then reinstalled a few weeks later, now there is no Wine menu in the main menu. I can't get to anything Wine related. How do I reset the menu so Wine shows up?
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Sound icon missing from top menu

The sound icon from the top menu bar is missing. It does however appear on the login screen and the guest account. I can still adjust my volume using keyboard keys but I liked the sound icon because ...
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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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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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/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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How to get back top panel after it disappears while using Firefox?

My web pages are being displayed without the Mozilla Firefox borders, and I cant view the applications, places and system bar on the top. I accidentally pressed some button and I cant get the default ...
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AWN main menu crashed, won't restart

I restarted my pc, and the icon in the bottom left of the screen is a frowny face. When I hoover on it it says "Whoops! The applet crashed. Click to restart it." I click on it, the circle moves ...
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Winetricks not in dash or menu - Ubuntu 13.04

I installed new Ubuntu 13.04 and Wine 1.5.29 trough ppa. But I noticed that on older Ubuntu versions, after installation of wine and winetricks (they install together now), there is a "Winetricks" ...
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Download menu pops up after every new tab is opened

I recently installed Dropbox on Ubuntu, the install went perfectly fine and Dropbox is functioning normally. However, now every time I open a new tab in Firefox I am promoted with the download menu ...
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I am running Lucid, Ubuntu one is installed but I don't have a menu item to run it

I don't know how to run it from the terminal. I tryed unity --reset, a command I found in a response to a similar question, but got the error message No command 'unity' found. Thanks for any ...
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How to properly have a theme that is not completely dark but has dark menus in Lubuntu 12.10?

I do not like full-dark themes in Lubuntu, but I like dark menus. In Lubuntu 12.04 was using one theme that was called Mediteranean Ligh if I remember well that was like that. A similar question ...
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unity top menu keyboard shortcuts for desktop alone, no programs running: Unity 2D vs 3D

This is a problem with Unity 2D on 12.04. More advanced 3D has no such issue. Alt+F1 accesses the launcher menu, with arrow keys to navigate the list (side menu). Alt+F10 accesses the top bar in an ...
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Looks like a font is missing

Nautilus has become like this: Global menus now have this ugly font. Any idea why? It looks like an update killed 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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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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How can I move the System menu on the top bar to the left side?

I am left-handed. On the top bar, I need the System menu (and Logout, User Switch, Clock, Battery Status, etc) on the left side. And I need the global menu items as well as the window buttons (close, ...
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directories missing, only the home folder showing?

in gnome classic, in the places menu, only the home folder is listed, yet the videos, pictures etc folders are actually present in the home older and in the side panel does anyone how to fix this? ...
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How can I make my Lubuntu 11.10 menus look like in 11.04?

The menus in my Lubuntu 11.10 install look very KDE-ish. I'm using the VLC Open File...-menu as an example. In Lubuntu 11.04, a different Open File...-menu would pop up. Is there a way to make the ...
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Nautilus menus empty

exact same issue as closed issue: Empty Nautilus Menus I have a nautilus window open and when I go to file, edit, view, go, bookmarks, or help, there is nothing in the menus. I'm trying to view my ...
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Unity 2d on multi monitor, Close, Min, Max-Buttons not available on 2nd screen

In Unity 2D and a multi monitor setup (Ubuntu 11.10), the Buttons for Closing, Minimizing and Maximizing windows are not available on the second screen, if the windows are maximized. There is also no ...
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compiz hiding unity and all menus

After updating to Ubuntu 11.10, I was severly disturbed by Dash and wanted to go back to Ubuntu Classic. So I tried to read up, and found Compiz SettingsManager. In there, I clicked "on" never hide ...
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Unity panel menus only work on one monitor of dual monitor setup

I have just installed 11.10 on my dual monitor system, I have a problem with the panel menus (settings/power, memenu, calendar etc.). What is happening is on one monitor, everything functions fine, ...
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Taskbar + menu doesn't show up

I recently formatted my laptop. When booting, it said ERROR: no such partition / grub rescue I tried to install Ubuntu Netbook, but it gives some errors and the most annoying thing: I can't see the ...
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No response form top panel / menu on Samsung N150 Plus netbook

I have an intermittent problem accessing the top panel/menu bar using the mouse in Ubuntu 11.04. sometimes I can access it with the mouse right click (as per normal), other times it is completely ...
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How can I add a menu item to the right click menu?

In Terminal, if I right-click over a URL, a little menu pops up. The first option is "Open Link". Is there any way to add an option to this menu called "Open Link in Elinks"? I'd like to be able to ...
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How do I specify several folders (/tmp and /var for instance) to mount in a same partition using the installer?

I my next Ubuntu installation I want to put /var and /tmp folders together in the same partition, but differente from /. It's possible to do this from installer menu? As far as I know you can only ...
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grub2 deadlock situation

During 10.04 starts it does a filesystem check. For some reason that I want to figure out, but this is another question, the harddisk is mounted read only. I would like to boot to a rescue shell, but ...
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Some commands from system menu of panels dissappeared

When I right click with mouse on the Panel in the system menu I don't see all the commands that were before. For example, when I click on the Panel I see only two commands: (1) Help and (2) About ...