I just installed Firefox 22 via PPA, and during installation I noticed the global menu bar integration add-on version 22 also was included, but when I launch Firefox I cannot locate the add-on to disable it. In version 21 it was there, and I did disable it because I do not like to have the menus in the menu bar, but rather have the Firefox button next to the tabs.

I did search for an answer, but didn't find anything most likely because version 22 just came out. I removed the add-on via terminal's purge command, and it completed successfully, but after reboot the menu's are still in the menu bar. I also completely removed Firefox via Synaptic, installed the Software Center version, and was able to disable the add-on as before, so I re-downloaded 22, but again it's not found.

I then looked for the add-on to see if it was installed, and it was, but it's not visible within the add-on themselves. I noticed on the global menu bar integration PPA page it states as of version 22 is no longer supported, so I'm confused. How do either remove this add-on to get the Firefox button back by the tabs, or make it so I can disable it in the add-on's page within Firefox?

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Navigate to about:config, search for 'unity', and toggle from true to false.

That did it for me just now.

(the full preference name is ui.use_unity_menubar)

  • @gertvdijk You are awesome! I spent two hours trying to figure that out. Thank you! Jun 26, 2013 at 15:21
  • @BobbyPhoenix It's Too Early who provided the answer - I just edited it a little. ;) Credits go to him.
    – gertvdijk
    Jun 26, 2013 at 15:23
  • Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification. @Too Early you are awesome! Well both of you are as you both are quick to help. Thank you both. :-) Jun 26, 2013 at 15:25
  • Thanks buddy. The rest of the internet is giving absolutely useless solutions.
    – kumarharsh
    Aug 26, 2013 at 8:00

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