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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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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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 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 do I add applications to the Messaging Menu?

I would like to have an application appear in the messaging menu that is not installed there by default, is there a way to do that on a per-user basis?
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How do I add a system-wide menu item to the Applications menu?

I have manually installed a software to /opt and I wanted to add it to the Applications menu. Although Ubuntu makes it dead easy to add it to my user's menu, how do I add it system wide, so that all ...
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Always show Global Menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity? Hi all, i was wondering if it's possible to have Global Menu always showing the full menu? At the moment, ...
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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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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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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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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 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 to remove menu items?

I want to remove these items from the System menu: Help and Support About Gnome About Ubuntu I can't do this with Main Menu (bad naming, should be menumanager or so).
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Multimonitor menu bar

Does anyone know of a way of extending the menu bar from one screen all the way across to the other, so that the gnome menu bar spans both/all monitors? I'm basically looking for something similiar ...
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How to show context menu when right-click released? [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04. When I right-click, menu popup too quickly, and the first menu item is clicked. If I right-click in desktop, it create a new folder sometime. If I right-click in terminal, ...
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Removing the MeMenu

I want to remove the MeMenu, without removing the logout/shutdown/restart/etc. button next to it. I never use social networks, so I have no use for this function. Any tips?
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How to find firefox path?

I have firefox in start menu, but there is no "properties" like in windows. how to find out were firefox is installed and how to check path of link in menu?
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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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power menu does not have shutdown and restart

I have Ubuntu 11.04 and I works perfect. I do not know what happened but for no reason the logout, restart and shutdown options disappeared from power menu. I did restart it more than one time ...
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How to remove KDE and XFCE applications from GNOME menu?

I am new to Linux. I installed kubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop over the default Ubuntu 10.10. I want to unclutter the menu, so that applications related to a particular desktop appear in menu ...
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How to add menu items in System menu

I want to insert an item to System menu: Help and Support About Gnome About Ubuntu More specifically, I want to insert a new item under "About Ubuntu". Trying with alacarte doesn't work. Cloning ...
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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 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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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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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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show underlined menu items by default

in the previous releases of ubuntu menu items were underlined by default so i didnt have to press Alt to show them. however in maverick one has to press Alt to view them. how can i set ubuntu to show ...
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Unity Menu (Desktop design), how will it act?

Is it known whether or not Unity will have the option to act like the current custom gnome menus (Applications, Places, System)? From what I've seen they've designed it to take up the whole desktop ...
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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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Menus intermittantly take two clicks

Intermittently, when I left-click on the Applications/Places/System menus, the first click does nothing, and it takes a second click to drop the menu. I've also noticed that hiarchial menus sometimes ...
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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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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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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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How do I add a program that must be run from within its own directory to the panel or main menu?

Some programs can only be run from within their own directories. If I go to System --> Preferences --> Main Menu --> Add Item and select the file, it will not work. Similarly, if I right ...
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Show Icon instead of text for the gnome menus?

Is it possible to use icons instead of text for the menus in the top pannel (shown above)? If so, How can we do that? I've tryed gconf-editor setting the Key: /desktop/interface/toolbar_style with ...
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How can I get the original contents of applications.menu and settings.menu?

I just want to know the exactly original content of these two files: ~/.config/menus/applications.menu and ~/.config/menus/settings.menu. Mine were changed after some alacarte testing and now I want ...
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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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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 can I get Unity to show the menu icons in Inkscape?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and I have enabled icons in menus. Everything works fine except Inkscape that shows a lot of "missing" icons. What is wrong and how can I fix it?
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Unity has disappeared

I realise that this question has been asked before, the best example being here (Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears). I should mention I have never used Ubuntu before today, and it ...
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How do I get 'Main Menu' back?

In 11.04 and previous editions of Ubuntu, I used the 'Main Menu' tool (under 'System/Preferences') to change individual icons that I did not like in the icon theme I use (Faenza, and mainly the ...