I upgrade from Lucid via update-manager -d and the upgrade went fine. However, I didn't get Unity's global menu. Windows stil have their indivual menu bars.


This happens for all applications.

Does this typically occur? Can this be fixed with a configuration setting?

  • is it for only firefox?
    – Web-E
    May 7 '12 at 15:06
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    if this is only for firefox, what addons have you installed? Have you got firefox-global-menu package installed?
    – fossfreedom
    May 7 '12 at 16:39
  • @fossfreedom This happens for any application and firefox-global-menu version 12.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 is installed.
    – Jan
    May 7 '12 at 18:20
  • Have you got the indicator-appmenu package installed?
    – fossfreedom
    May 7 '12 at 18:22

@fossfreedom was on the right track. On my system, the package indicator-appmenu (and ubuntu-desktop) was missing. Installing this package + restart solved the issue.

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    Jan, you are allowed (and encouraged) to mark this as The Answer™, even though you wrote it.
    – zpletan
    May 12 '12 at 17:54
  • ubuntu-desktop is just a metapackage which you don't need. Jul 20 '13 at 12:22

In dconf Editor Install dconf-gsettings-backend check for comcanonicalindicatorappmenumenu-mode = "global":

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  • is this 12.04 or 12.10? Dec 4 '12 at 12:10

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