I accidentally unchecked View -> Show Menubar which hides the menubar for gnome-terminal, and there doesn't appear to be a keyboard shortcut to show the menubar again.

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How can I make gnome-terminal show the menubar again?

  • I wonder what the purpose of hiding that menubar in first place is. – neverMind9 Dec 13 '18 at 13:41
  • @neverMind9 Having a cleaner interface; why would you bloat your screen with stuff you never use? – destoryer Jan 31 at 12:36
  • @Destroyer I see. But that stuff does not bother me personally. – neverMind9 Jan 31 at 15:15

Right click anywhere inside the terminal, and you'll get a similar pop up menu that lets you reenable it.

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  • and... once the menu appears, go into Edit->Profile Preferences->General and click "Show menubar by default in new windows". THis applies to at least GNOME Terminal 2.31.3 – Robert Lugg Nov 9 '18 at 21:30
  • it does not work in tmux. I need to open new tab/window and then context menu works. – rofrol Feb 20 at 22:07

You can also make it via terminal command line:

gnome-terminal  --show-menubar

If you read the man gnome-terminal you can find this:

                 Turn  on  the menu bar for the last-specified window; applies
                 to only one window; can be specified once for each window you
                 create from the command line.

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