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 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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Gnome 3.12 logout button gone from menu

Logout entry from gnome menu has disappeared all of a sudden. How can I get it back? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit wit Gnome 3.12
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How do I enlarge the menu bottons?

I want the menu buttons (close, minimise, and restore/maximise) to be bigger so that they're more visible and the clickable area is bigger too. If that includes increasing the size of the entire menu ...
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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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How do you add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu for folders/directories?

I would like to add it to the default menu (mouse right-click) Like I want to right click on a folder and open it in the terminal. I don't want to have to find the directory in the terminal.
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How to disable lenses in the in the Dash menu?

How can I disable some lenses in the Dash menu?
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Ubuntu login history?

Multiple users have logged into my 14.04 desktop system. When I want to logout or lock my screen, the drop down menu shows a long list of many of the users who have logged in. I would really like to ...
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jerks and involuntary scrolling windows and menus

new update to 14.04 from new install of 12.04... Debian partition continues to work properly. On various programs, if there's a window large enough to scroll -- or a menu or slider I've focused on ...
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How to remove an icon from the menu bar without uninstalls?

I know, one can uninstall or blacklist a particular app or service so that it doesn't show up on the top menu bar, but is there a way you can voluntarily, and safely (without any Terminal bashing or ...
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Execute single program on boot, no menus [duplicate]

I'm trying to something like a kiosk. So, I'm creating a custom install of Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 using Ubuntu-Builder, and I'm simply trying to have a program start up right on boot. I do not want the ...
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how to add programs to ubuntu menus

i'm just new to ubuntu and i need to know how to add programs like sublime text to my ubuntu gui menus. sublime doens't come with an installer - you just download the tar file and extract it. i ...
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On 14.04, focus follows mouse appears to break it

Nopne of the tools (Unity tweaks, gconf-editor, gsettings, unity-tweak-tool) and in no case are settings actually changed (even after logout or reboot). HOWEVER, now all my title-bar menus are dead. ...
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User account messed up. How to restore functionality?

Complete story: When I installed Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection via Ubuntu software center, I noticed some of the newest puzzles were missing. So I decided to get the source files and ...
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Dark menu item on dark menu background

I recently decided to go back to Ubuntu's default "Ambiance" theme in Unity, but doing so resulted in dark text on dark menus (like the one in the attachment), which I find hard to read! This only ...
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Menu Bar in Top of Desktop not visible for some Appliations like Rhythmbox

When starting and activating "Rhythmbox" there is no menubar available since installing Ubuntu 13.04 using an existing user profile of a home-partition from previous versions of ubuntu. When i create ...
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Command menu in aptana studio 3 is not working in ubuntu 14.04

The command menu of Aptana Studio 3 is not showing in a Ubuntu 14.04. Other menu items are working fine. Can anybody suggest a solution for this issue?
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menubar not showing with KDE 4.13.2/Ubuntu 14.04

The menu bar is not showing on any applications besides KDE applications. Anyone know how to get it to show?
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How to adjust top menu bar size?

I accidentally clicked something that enlarged the top menu bar. I have no idea how I did this but just want to change it back. Picture included below:
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Locally integrated menus (menus in title bars) only working selectively [closed]

I upgraded to 14.04 and enabled locally integrated menus. However, they seem to work on a randomly selective basis. I've tried a few applications out - Firefox and LibreOffice work, but Terminal and ...
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What is the status of locally integrated menus for 12.04?

How can I know the current development status of LIM (locally integrated menus). Can I install LIM in Precise Beta 2?. Thanks.
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Firefox problem with dark themes: auto-complete items are illegible

It seems something changed in Firefox since the version 30 which makes auto-complete items illegible on dark themes with dark menus. There's no difference whether on Ambiance or Numix, for example. ...
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How to get rid of multiple duplicate menus in Firefox bookmarks library?

In my Firefox bookmarks in Ubuntu 14.04, every single folder in my library is duplicated, and I can't delete these duplicates. The duplicates are also linked, so if I change one, it changes the other. ...
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How to refresh launcher icon application menu in ubuntu 12.04?

After modifying a desktop file in /usr/share/applications, I need to refresh the launcher icon application menu so that my modification shows up. For the sake of clarity, the menu that should get ...
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Xubuntu - open whisker with Super button issue

I set the Super button to open whisker menu. But, for example when I press Super + F it also opens. How can I fix this problem?
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Disable annoying global menu shortcuts

I would like to disable Alt+[key] from triggering the global menu categorie on Ubuntu 14.04 (for example the Alt+h combination triggers the help menu). I have unactivated numbers of unity features ...
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How to remove session entries from LightDM?

I recently added Cairo Dock to my GNOME Shell in 11.10. Cairo Dock is GREAT, but I'm left with one little problem that I'd like to fix: after installing Cairo Dock, LightDM includes two extraneous ...
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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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Sometimes maximized windows have blank menu

I have Ubuntu 14.04. For some programs when the window is maximized the top bar does not have anything in it on the left side. This becomes an issue because it is also not controlling the window. ...
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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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custom icon in “Places” menu

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, but I know the basics. I read the "How do I change the folder icons in the “Places” menu?" but it didn't help, did the option #2 since I want to specify it for a single ...
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Icon groups in Xubuntu 14.04

I am trying to put some icons into groups in the Xubuntu 14.04 menu. I can do this no problem for applications I have installed myself (like Wine applications) but I seem to be unable to do so for ...
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I just down loaded Opera browser why is it no longer pinned to my menu the next day?

I just down loaded Opera browser yesterday. It worked all day but then today there is no longer a icon pinned to the menu? Where did it go? How can I get it back?
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Removal of the Lock/Switch Account menu in gnome desktop Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

We are looking for a way to remove the list of previously logged on users from the shutdown menu in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running Gnome Classic Desktop. We have lots of computers in a lab environment where ...
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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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Changing text of system menus

How would that be possible? Like changing text on "Log in" button to something like "vafeles" or changing control panel options to something obscure like "laikaverķis"?
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Recent Chats and Bookmarked Chats sub-menu is not visible on Skype AppIndicator

Each time I move my mouse point to Recent Chats and Bookmarked Chats on Skype AppIndicator, it did not appear any sub-menu. I just see a dim patch in there. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and Skype 4.3 I ...
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How can I make the power button menu appear immediately?

Since the Ubuntu Unity 14.04 release, when pressing the power button - the menu for shutting the computer down/logging out/... will only show if you keep pressing the button for about a second at ...
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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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After adding .desktop file, the menu option does not start the application

I'm using Lubuntu, and have added the text file myapp.desktop to /usr/share/applications. I want the file to start an application, but instead it only launches the LXTerminal. Here is the ...
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Is there an icon pack for nautilus right click menu?

I saw in default gnome theme icons when I clicked right the mouse. The icons are very useful for orientation in the menu. See the picture below. How can I add some icons to standard ubuntu theme? If ...
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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 ...
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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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After upgrading to gnome 3 right click brings up no context menu

After I upgraded to gnome 3 on Ubuntu 14.04, right clicking on the desktop does not bring up context menus, but context menus show up in applications. I followed these commands to upgrade: sudo ...
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Can you Install Ubuntu From a USB on a Windows 8.1 Computer

I'm Having some problems installing Ubuntu on my Samsung Windows 8.1 computer. When I go into my BIOS setup menu, it doesn't have an option to boot from my USB. I am trying to download everything and ...
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How to open application instead of context menu in gnome notification area?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 and GNOME (gnome-session 3.9.90). When i clicking on icon in the notification area, I see a context menu, not the window of application (early my Skype and Dropbox opens a ...
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Remove “restart” option from menu

When I click the gear icon to open the system menu on my PC, these options are presented: Suspend Restart... Shutdown... The restart options seems redundant, because it literally does the same ...
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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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How do I bind 'Menu key' to right 'Win key'?

I have a keyboard with two "Win" keys but without "Menu" key. I'd like to bind my right Win as Menu. I tried do used xev in terminal and get keycode for .Xmodmap file but can't take code of right Win. ...
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How can I remove orphaned start menu entries?

For some reason I have a bunch of left-over start menu entries from applications (e.g, Gnome Do, Synapse, Leafpad.) and was wondering if there's a way to remove all orphaned entries for applications ...
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Restore main menu items in Lubuntu

Can someone post here /home/your_user/.config/menus/lxde-application.menu file? I've got it rewritten and now my menu is broken. Or if someone know how to restore main menu applet - feel free to ...