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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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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open files when clicked in search results

When I click the unity start button, and type a file name and click a file among results, I get options to open file, open folder and email folder. Is there a way to open files directly(without ...
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How to reduce font size of a particular application in ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I installed Gaussview in ubuntu 15.04. But the font size of the menu items are very big making the application cover the entire screen space This happens with many other applications which were not ...
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Empty “Electronics” folder under Applications Menu

Can it be safely deleted? I have no clue how it got there, must have been recently since I haven't seen it there before. Does it come with a special software? I could list all the software I recently ...
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How do I properly install a python app that is not packaged (and without installer)

Every few months I encounter an app (java, python, etc) that I would like to install in Ubuntu, but it doesn't come as a linux package, nor is there any included installer. It's not often that this ...
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Kubuntu 14.10: Adding script file with arguments to KDE start menu

I'm having a seeimingly simple problem that I cannot figure out. I have a script file to run Wolfenstein 3D in Zdoom. The script looks like this: ~/Downloads/zdoom-master/zdoom ...
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How do I remove “Ubuntu” in the bios boot menu? (UEFI)

See this ubuntu appears in BIOS menu I have this on my Lenovo s205 too. Is there some way to remove "ubuntu" from the menu? I don't even have it installed anymore.
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How do I get Windows to showup on my boot menu?

I'm sort of new to all this, and am not quite sure what I did. I somehow managed to delete the boot menu from my computer, so when it starts it automatically goes into Ubuntu. I got the boot menu ...
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How do I view Writer menu?

This is a beginner's question, since I have not used Ubuntu for 3 years. In a fresh, updated 15.04 installation, in Writer, when I open an existing document I get the usual toolbars, but no menu. ...
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How to get to the GRUB menu at boot-time?

This issue came up recently for me (and I've been prompted to lodge it as a specific question about it): My system is not dual-boot, I run a standard Ubuntu desktop system "on the metal" (I think ...
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How to enable file creation from nautilus right-click menu on Gnome?

I have got Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, and I have noticed that unlike with Unity, Nautilus does not have the option to create different files with a right-click, just the ...
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How to Add Options to the Mouse Right Click Menu in Ubuntu 14.04?

I would like to add some options like New Text Document,Refresh and also some Options to the Mouse Right Click Menu in Ubuntu 14.04. How to Add and Where to add, such options to that, using by ...
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Missing Wine Program Folder in Xubuntu 14.04-LTS

After installing Wine 1.6.2 from the Ubuntu Software Center the Program folder with the installed Windows programs is not shown in XFCE menu. Only the following enteries are shown: Deinstall Wine ...
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The file menu of Openshot is missing. What should I do?

The file menu (that would be used to export video etc.) is missing. It does not appear in the menu bar or the window title bar and it is not searchable using the HUD. The file menus appear to be fine ...
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Gnome menu slows my system

Every time I load the gnome menu or gnome or gnome dash as it is also known as on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit it slows my PC to a crawl and I'm having to power off and restart which is very frustrating, any ...
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Associate a wine program to right click

I've just installed Adobe Reader XI on ubuntu 14.04, but I can't have this program on right click. I used to some times ago, but I don't remember how to do that. I tried some .desktop file in ...
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LibreOffice menu items: missing icons and highlight

Some menu items are missing the icon, but instead a rough checkbox-like style icon is displayed. Menu items are not highlighted when mouse is over. The same for some contextual menus. This is ...
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How add a classic start menu in Ubuntu 15? [duplicate]

How add a classic start menu in Ubuntu 15? Like the LinuxMint start menu.
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How to add dropbox to file selection dialog box

I use dropbox very often and I have it installed in both windows and ubuntu.In windows,a shortcut to the dropbox folder is added automatically to the left panel of file/folder selection dialog box. ...
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How do I edit the menu in Lubuntu?

Main menu (alacarte) cannot record changes as it should. Some time it does, but randomly and rarely. Is this a bug? This question is not a clone of this one. In that case the Main menu would not ...
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Xubuntu Menu Disappears

Every other time I start my computer up, the xfce menu disappears. It looks like this: (top left hand corner) I have done sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm but it just goes to a black screen (forever). ...
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Is there a way to add shred to right-click menu?

BleachBit lets you shred either folders or files if you use the menu from within the program but is it possible to add a shred option to the menu when you right click on a file or folder that you may ...
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Cannot Get To Ubuntu 15.04 Boot Menu!

I have a dual boot system, and recently installed windows 10 technical preview, which has it's own boot menu. Now I can no longer boot to ubuntu 15.04 because, it used to show a purple menu with ...
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How do I remove duplicate programs in Classic menu indicator? [Ubuntu 14.04]

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer Student 6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. It works, but it has been shown for three times in the Classic MenuIndicator. You can check my situation by clicking the link to see ...
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Why do options sometimes appear grey in the context menu even when they are available?

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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Missing main menu icons in Java applications

I have fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 x64 and when I launch any Java-written application, i.e. LibreOffice, Eclipse IDE, PyCharm IDE, etc., I can see no main menu icons (Open, New, Save, Save as, ...). ...
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From where are application icons for the LXDE menu loaded?

I would like to customize the LXDE menu to my liking, and I've been trying to so with Alacarte with some, minor success (but a few problems, e.g., see this question of mine). Namely I can seem to add ...
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Menus Not Showing on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed the package ubuntu-restricted-extras from the software center and when I reboot, all menus are missing (the launcher on the left and the bar at the top of the screen are missing). ...
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Ensure popup / context menus appear on the same monitor as click that opened them

When I click the little gear / power icon at the top right of my left monitor, I see this (without blur -- that's just an artefact of me pressing PrintScreen and then having the menu try to dismiss ...
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How do I fix this main menu that shows generic application names?

I was playing around somewhere tweaking my Xubuntu main menu. All I can see now is the generic names for the installed applications, for example, Google Chrome and Firefox both are displayed as Web ...
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Missing icons in dropdown menus in Eclipse

Icons don't appear in dropdown menus in Eclipse. I know that in Gnome this bug can be cured by this way: Icons on menus have disappeared but it doesn't work in Unity. Any suggestions? Thanks in ...
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GRUB menu doesn't show up while booting up. I have installed Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

It says 'Not optimum resolution. Recommended resolution: 1280x1024 60Hz' Although the GRUB menu doesn't show up, it seems that its working. Because when I press the down arrow key and then Enter, XP ...
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Restricting on-the-fly editing of grub2 menuentries

Is there a way to disable the e' to edit commands before booting option in the GRUB2 menu? I want all menuentries to be available to all users (so password restricting them is not an option) but ...
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What are the F6 options during installation?

What is the meaning of different options in the F6 context menu of Ubuntu installation dvd ? i.e. acpi=off noapic nolapic edd=on nodmraid nomodeset Free Software only How do they affect the ...
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External application UI menu access in Ubuntu

Slides - Guided images(Google+ uploaded) How do I trigger external application menus from my own application on Ubuntu(Linux) , Windows(xp, 7,8 ,10) , OS X, Android... The above link show 3 self ...
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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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Menu and Title bars have disappeared

My menu and title bars have disappeared. All was well until I started my HP Probook 4520s this morning. I can get to settings by right-clicking on the desktop and all seems well. I have installed ...
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Window crashes on clicking any dropdown box

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, installed Gnome (GNOME Shell 3.12.2 ). But now every time I try to click on a menu in a window or any drop down, the whole window crashes. This problem is through out the ...
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the internet connection button disappeared from the menu bar

how do I get back the internet connection button to the menu bar? not seem to find a solution. I saw that the clock also disappeared but reappeared.
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How to remove icons from KDE application dropdown menu items?

What is the configuration setting to not show icons next to menu dropdown items for KDE applications installed in Ubuntu? Gnome applications do not display an icon next to dropdown menu items. ...
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Xubuntu, XFCE Customization

I've very recently installed Xubuntu and I wanted to inquire about a few things regarding customization: How do I get a panel I've created to stick be behind active windows at all times? Basically ...
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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 ...
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When the window menu is in the title bar, how can I set the focus click to not open a menu?

Ubuntu 15.04 x64 I use the setting: "Show the menu for a window: In the window's title bar" [Settings > Appearance > Behavior]. When a window is in the background, I only want to bring it to the ...
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the menu bar (the top bar) turns dark and hard to recognise

After I installed the KDE on my Ubuntu and chaged the theme of KDE, I found that my Unity desktop's menu bar's font's color turns dark and very hard to recognize, someone to help? I don't know how to ...
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How to remove context menu options not shown on application selection

Whenever I right click a HTML, CSS, JS or PHP file I get the following: As you can see I have several options that do not show in the "Recommended Applications" window. I wish to eliminate all ...
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How to Remove the bootloader and automativally start ubuntu 14.04

Currently I am using Ubuntu alongside Windows 7.I have decided to get rid of windows and gain some extra disk space.That's easy. But How am i Supposed to remove the Bootloader at startup and directly ...
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How do I get Ubuntu voices to turn off [duplicate]

Somehow suddenly Ubuntu is reading menu's to me - with a computer voice. How do I turn that off? thanks
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right click menus, dropdown menus have no shadows and borders

I installed kubuntu-desktop on existing unity installation but for some bugs disliked it and removed it. Now there is this problem, windows in unity have shadows and borders, but the right click and ...
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Totem language options invisible

Using Totem version 3.14.2 to play an MKV video, the languages option does not display information, in spite of there being two audio tracks in the video. Does anyone know how to get the audio tracks ...