When I install visual studio code on ubuntu18.10 it's menu bar is not visible. what may be the problem and how can I make it visible?


in settings.json add this:

"window.titleBarStyle": "custom",



My menus were still there, but can not be seen since the text and background colors were the same. alt + f for instance shows the File menu fine.

To make these menus visible again I had to install gnome tweaks and under Apprearance > Themes > Applications choose Yaru-dark.


To restore the menu bar press F1 in VSCode and trigger the View: Toggle Menu Bar command in the command palette. (Simple start typing toggle menu .. after pressing F1 then press Enter when you will see View: Toggle Menu Bar.)

VS Code

Then you will see Windows 10 top menu like:

File top menu VSCode like Win 10

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