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 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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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 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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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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Menu missing in Lotus notes 8 and Eclipse in Unity

I installed lotus notes 8.5.2 on 10.10 netbook using unity desktop. At first lotus notes showed its menu. Suddenly (not sure if I did something) the menu disappeared. When I start up using gnome ...
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How can I add and change items in my Applications Menu?

Occasionally I would like to either remove/disable menu entries or add launchers for programs to my Applications list- how can I do this?
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menu bar and launcher missing in ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

i have upgraded ubuntu desktop from 12.10 to 13.04 since then i cant see the menu bar or launcher , but i am able to open the terminal using keyboard shortcut when i use the guest log in there is no ...
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How to customize files context menu in Xubuntu XFCE Thunar file manager?

I generally prefer XFCE desktop environment of Xubuntu, but I found its files right-click context menu too humble (no option to compress/decompress files for example, and I'd like some my very special ...
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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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Adding extra options to right-click menu

are any more options that can be added to the right click menu in ubuntu? e.g when right clicking in nautilus or desktop
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GUI for editing Menu in Xubuntu

I see that Xubuntu has package Gnome-menus, but I cannot find the command to run the editor it should contain. I found a small editor but it does not allow new entries and alacarte tries to install ...
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Reinstate System Menu after reverting to Gnome Classic?

How do I get the system menu back on the top panel after reverting to Gnome Classic on 11.10 like suggested in this answer to How to revert to Gnome Classic
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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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How can I get the menu bar in firefox?

I installed a fresh ubuntu desktop 11.10 and in firefox there is no menu bar. I tried several things like pressing the Alt key F1-12 right click on a free space in the tab bar but still no menu ...
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Is there a way to add a main menu button to the unity panel?

I like many of the features of unity (ubuntu 11.04). I use a netbook and so enjoy having less wasted space. The side menu is fine too. However where is the main menu? Using the dash to get there is ...
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How do I hide CIFS volumes in the Places menu?

I originally started an Ubuntu forums post about this but I never received any responses. Anyways, I've got my Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders pointing to Samba shares on my server via ...
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How do I get “restart” option in the shutdown menu in Unity?

The dropdown menu I get when I click on the gear link in the top right corner only shows these options: Lock Computer Logout Suspend Hibernate Shutdown There is no "restart" or "reboot". How can ...
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Why in many themes my menus are too white (text and background)?

I started using Lubuntu (12.04) and I like the customizations that I was able to make, especially fitting icons and themes ('Widgets' - as 'Customize Look and Feel'/LXAppearance calls them.) But for ...
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What are the choices for the Ubuntu desktop GUI and how do I enable them?

I am new to Ubuntu and have installed the 12.10 in VM on my laptop. I've installed the Vmware tools as well. However, the VM boots to the command-line. A few questions: What are the choices of ...
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How to get Openbox as kde's window manager

I successfully installed Openbox on my laptop running Kubuntu 12.04 but when I login using the kde/openbox session, the desktop icons of kde, show me an "open with ?" pop up, while the kmenu is almost ...
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How do I replace the MeMenu username with my actual name?

Whilst I like the MeMenu, one thing has always bothered me about it; rather then use my actual name, it uses my username. So, is there anyway to change this?
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How to change the color of menu text?

First, take a look at this screenshot. http://picpaste.com/pics/Screenshot-4yF1UqRf.1287160366.png Now, I managed to change the selection color from orange to light gray which is very nice. But now ...
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How do I get my USB keyboard to not freeze up in the recovery menu? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10, and whenever I enter the recovery menu, my keyboard freezes and I can't make any selections. I have tried using GRUB_PRELOAD_MODULES="usb usb_keyboard" but this doesn't help ...
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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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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 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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How to get the old menu in Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the global application menu? I recently upgraded to 11.10 from 10.04. After the upgrade, the menu is shifted to the top column, which is pretty ...
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How do I remove the shutdown confirmation menu?

How do I remove the shutdown confirmation menu saying "are you sure you want to shut down"? This is the menu that pops up after I press shut down. I can't navigate to it in gconf_editor using the ...
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Network icon dropdown menu missing some items

There should be more staff in the dropdown menu. Sometimes a restart will solve the problem. I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.04.
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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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Why can't I see the menubar in some applications?

I don't run gnome-panel normally. Most menubars work correctly. However, with wxMaxima and Audacity, they are not showing. When I start gnome-panel and add an appmenu, I can see the menus again. ...
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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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How do I show a list of applications in Unity?

I'm more of a visual person. I prefer scanning a list of icons to being presented with a search box and being forced to remember the name of the thing I want. Is there any way to view a list of ...
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I can not edit my Main Menu

When I right click on Main Menu and select Edit Menus nothing happens. I want to edit few of the menu items and I am stuck. How do I edit main menu now?
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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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/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 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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Unity menus don't display properly

Posted this a while back on the Ubuntu forums, but never got a reply, and I still haven't found a way to fix it myself. I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. Or some reason, menus (File, Edit, ...
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Firefox's sub menus disappears after the screen saver is active [closed]

My Ubuntu's Firefox browser's sub menus disappears after the screen saver is active. When I click on a menu topic like 'File' the sub menu appears, but when I move the mouse to select a menu item, the ...
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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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Why doesn't GNOME respect OnlyShowIn=KDE; in .desktop files?

I have both KDE and GNOME desktop environments installed on Ubuntu 10.10. When I add the entry OnlyShowIn=GNOME; in a .desktop file, the application doesn't appear in the KDE menu. However, when I ...
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Network Manager Applet menu freezes and does not respond

Since the latest update in Ubuntu 10.10, the nm-applet has started doing some strange things. I boot up the PC, all is fine, internet works, etc... but after a period of time, approx and hour, the ...
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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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How to add an option to create a new file with a specific extension in right click menu

The title says all. I would like to have this option in right click menu on the desktop or in nautilus. I know that is possible, but I don't remember how to do this.
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How do I change the folder icons in the “Places” menu?

How do I change to icons in here?
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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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Program menu disappeared [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I see the menubar in some applications? My problem is as follows: The program menu, the one that has file edit view all that does not display in some ...
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How can I restart the menu bar in Unity?

My Unity menu bar is no longer working. Clicking on top-level menu items (on the right hand general menu items, or on the app-specific items on the left) registers visually, but menus don't drop ...
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Mouse hover over submenu item does not expand menu until I leave and re-enter item

In gnome, whenever I click on a contextual menu item (eg. right click on a window in the task bar) and then hover over a sub-item (eg. Move to another workspace) that is expandable, the submenu is not ...
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Is there an 'Extract to…' context menu option for the Archive Manager application in Nautilus?

I was wondering if there was an easy way to add an 'Extract to...' option in the context menu for the Archive Manager in Nautilus? 'Extract here' is fine a lot of the time but I'm often working with ...