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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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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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Menu bar and Launcher Missing [duplicate]

As you may have gathered from the title of this question, my menu bar and launcher are missing from my account. It started when I tried to download unity (the mobile platform development tool) ...
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Locally Integrated Menus - ALWAYS visible?

I'm reading that Ubuntu 15.04 will have Locally Integrated Menus: integrated directly in the title bar and not in the system's top bar. This means that users have faster access to the menus, and ...
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How to disable global menu and have always visible menu bars

Is it possible to get menus to be shown in always visible menu bars in 14.04, rather than in window title bars?
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14.04 Always show menu items

Is there any way to have the menu items on window menus always visible? I hate the whole hide and seek thing and have searched Google and here but I'm unable to find anything on how to make them stay ...
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Recover Wine menus in Lubuntu 12.04

Some error deleted my Wine menus. (LX Panel was crashed by another app and the Wine menu was gone) Wine is installed but not visible in the menu. Do not flag as clone of similar questions (like this ...
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where is the firefox menu in ubuntu mate?

I recently installed ubuntu MATE 14.04.LTS as OS. most programs bring a menu "below"/underneath the window-"bar" (I am sorry about the unspecific vocabulary, i'm noob) - you know, the place where you ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut equivalent to right-clicking

I am looking for a keyboard shortcut to raise a context menu using Ubuntu on a MacBook pro. Pressing the keyboard shortcut should have the same effect as right-clicking at the cursor location. On ...
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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 ...
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Speed up first launch time of xfce applications (panel application menu and filemanager Thunar)

I installed xubuntu-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.10 and now use its file manager Thunar and its panel addon application menu (link to its docs.xfce.org site). Both programs take extremely long to launch ...
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Why are prelight areas in menus of Gtk theme coloring incorrectly?

I'm using a custom theme and since upgrading from Saucy to Utopic the prelight areas in the Menubar Menuitems and Menu items of dropdown menus are coloring incorrectly. The selected_bg_color is only ...
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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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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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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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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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New to Linux: troubleshooting help with Ubuntu 14.04 issues

I am new to Linux and I'm having several issues with my version of Ubuntu 14.04LTS 64-bit. computer info: ASUS x200m touchscreen 11.6" original os: windows 8 current os: ubuntu 14.04lts 64-bit I ...
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Get VMWare to use integrated Ubuntu menu

In VMWare Player 7.1.0 on Ubuntu 15.04, the menu is shown below the title bar and looks rather out of place. Is there a way to get VMWare to integrate the menu the title bar, using the same sort of ...
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Make shell script default to run file extension

I'm trying to make the default application for .asm file extension to be a shell script that I made. Basically I have a .sh script that runs MIPS Mars and I want to make it the default application to ...
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Network disconnect option grayed out (Issue still apparent on latest releases and updates)

With the latest updates I've received for my Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit machine, I am no longer able to select the "Disconnect" option when I use the drop-down menu under the connectivity task tray icon. ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 sidebar cannot be disabled

I don't know what's happening but I can't turn off the sidebar on my second screen. I've played in the settings for a bit but nothing seems to change. The second sidebar is bugging me a lot, someone ...
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Menu title and button scaling ubuntu 14.04

I'm having issues with the overall appearance of my ubuntu 14.04 desktop. The main issue is in the scaling of menus, windows and text throughout the OS. I've adjusted the basic display settings but I ...
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“Always show menu items” option in 14.04 [duplicate]

A while back I read that the "always show menu items" option (included in 15.04) would be backported to the next point version of the LTS as well. Yesterday I upgraded to 14.04.2, but don't have this ...
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Menu options (e.g., Devices) are inaccessible after xubuntu installation on Oracle VirtualBox

Oracle VirtualBox is 4.3.22 and Xubuntu is latest from xubuntu.org. There is no menu just below the "title" line of Oracle VM VirtualBox. Also, most sub-windows' lower portions are inaccessible via ...
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installer boot menu on ubuntu

I'm a Windows 8.1 users, and want to install Ubuntu on my laptop. First I download the Ubuntu installer from the official Ubuntu website and now I want to install it from the USB drive. Now the ...
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How can I delete menus in Glade?

I'm writing a program using Quickly and I can't figure out how to delete menu bar entries.
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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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14.04 Unity accessing application menu with keyboard

I need to be able to access the applications menu using only the keyboard in unity as my mouse pointer has started to get stuck on the hand icon and I can't click anything. As the keyboard shortcuts ...
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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 change the menu icon of mate desktop menu applet?

I am using the Mate Desktop Environment v-1.4.1 and having a Mate-Menu applet in the bottom panel: Shutdown [ICON] Applications Places System. See screenshot below. Is there any way to change or ...
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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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Alt-tab doesn't work when Libreoffice's drop-down menu is pop

In LibreOffice or any other GTK applications like Nemo, a file manager, When I click any main menu (a drop-down menu), I am not able to move my focus on any other applications by using Alt+Tab key ...
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Every click on a dropdown menu lets it crash

I have a problem with my dropdown menus in Ubuntu 14.10. Every time I click on a dropdown menu it won't open and the program crashes. This happens in the software-center, the system settings, 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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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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Main menu icons missing in unity desktop

I would like to know if I can enable icons for GIMP's menu. If I can I'd like to know how can I do it. I can see the icons using right click but I can't see them on the top menu bar. Here is the ...
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What are the icons on the top bar called? [duplicate]

What is that called? The reason I'm asking is that I'm creating a desktop application in Java (using the gnome java library - with GTK support) and I want my app to be visible there as well with a ...
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Ubuntu Cinnamon menu is too tall for my netbooks screen [closed]

I decided I wanted to try out ubuntu cinnamon on my acer aspire one d257, but the start menu is too tall for the 1024x600 display. Please help me, I do not need cinnamon to work but it would be a nice ...
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How to edit right-click menu on xfce desktop

I've been over several resources looking for information on the right-click menu displayed on my xfce desktop, but can't find it. Any suggestions? I'd like to modify a couple of things there but ...
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Ubuntu didn't install boot menu!

I installed Ubuntu on a netbook from a usb flash drive but after the restart there is no grub menu and just Windows starts. How to add the boot menu for ubuntu? The netbook doesn't have a cd but I can ...
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The icons from the Whisker menu are all gone

I am running Xubuntu 14.04 with kernel 13.3.0-39, and all the icons from the main menu and from the whisker menu are gone after a bad move. The icons from the applications menu in Cairo-dock are ...
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How to customize the context menu in Nautilus?

From time to time I come to ideas of actions I'd like to have available in a menu which pops up when I right-click on files in Nautilus. How to add them there? Is there something like Thunar UCA ...
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Alphabetize menu items in K submenus

How can I alphabetize the items in a submenu of the K menu in Kubuntu (14.10)? The actions in the "Edit Applications" menu that you get by right-clicking don't include Sort.
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if indicator-appmenu is removed in 14.04 to restore normal menu bars, gnome app menus loose separators

If indicator-appmenu is removed in 14.04 to restore normal menu bars, gnome app menus loose separators. How can you get them back?
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How do I disable mnemonics in GTK3?

In Natty Narwhal I used to do some nifty tricks with .gtkrc-2.0 to disable mnemonics (underlined menus) but now it's impossible. I assume in Oneiric Ocelot it will be something different because it ...
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what is this panel indicator/menu bar icon?

Had this panel indicator pop up on my menu bar...anyone know what it is? The icon is a Satellite dish with a computer monitor. I've been looking around online but haven't found any info. My computer ...
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Left and Top menu disappear after wake up

My Left and Top menu disappear after wake up. my Laptops is IBM x41. Is the reason that the laptops is too old? the ubuntu version is 14.04
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Remove arrows on system tray menus in gnome

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome and have found the behaviour of the context menus on icons in the system tray behaves differently. For applets which normally have a large number of ...