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 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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Why isn't the gear menu there? [on hold]

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 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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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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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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/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 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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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 ...
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How to access GNU Xnee

I have installed GNU Xnee (Gnee an OS X automator alternative) from the Software Centre but now I cant find it anywhere in the menus. Here is the output when I run gnee in the terminal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cinnamon crashes with non-default menu

As I'm sure the title suggests, I'm having trouble with the menu Cinnamon uses to launch programs. First off, I don't normally use the default menu, as it takes up more space on my computer's tiny, ...
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Unity Super+A as default when pressing start menu

I have one feature that I am trying to tweak in Ubuntu 13.04 and it's been more than a year, without success. Whenever I press the SUPER button (the keyboard button with the windows logo on it), I ...