I can't open bookmarks in new tabs from it (this seems to be a bug in Unity), so I disabled the add-on for it. But the latest update for Firefox (22.0) removed that add-on and re-enabled the global menu. How can I disable it again?

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I just updated to Firefox 22.0 under Ubuntu 12.04 / Unity. The add-on is indeed gone.

There is a config setting that appears to disable the (tremendously annoying) global menus.

Open firefox.

Enter about:config in the address bar (like you're trying to go to that URL as a website).

Use the Search field to find the use_unity_menubar setting.

Right-click on it. Choose TOGGLE on the popup dialog. That should turn off the global menus and restore the top-of-window menus. (The full name of the preference is ui.use_unity_menubar.)

  • My pleasure. Sure wish they would stop screwing around and use the 'standard' mechanism. I find the global menus very annoying and a hindrance to my productivity.
    – Art Swri
    Jun 26, 2013 at 15:47
  • Since I installed 12.04 two months ago this >exact< problem has been bugging me....I googled and googled and read post after post...until I tried the above solution. AAAhhhh...what a relief!!! Man, many thanks to both the asker and @Art Swri
    – darbehdar
    Feb 5, 2014 at 6:16

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