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I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome and have found the behaviour of the context menus on icons in the system tray behaves differently.

For applets which normally have a large number of menu options (e.g. notes in Tomboy or files in Dropbox) rather than display all the menu icons now only 5 or 6 are displayed and up/down arrows are displayed to scroll to the rest.

Is it possible to revert this behaviour so all menu options are showing without the need to scroll?

  • Which version of Gnome are you using? You can use gnome-shell --version – Wilf Feb 3 '14 at 22:01
  • @wilf I've run that command but it says gnome-shell is not installed. I've taken a quick look at the system tray about information and it lists Indicator Applet Complete 12.10.1 – Loftx Feb 4 '14 at 21:01
  • Then what are you using? Ubuntu 13.10 by default use 3.8, you can use 3.10. Is it Unity, Gnome Panel or something? – Wilf Feb 4 '14 at 21:27
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    Best would be to post a screenshot of the issue. – landroni Feb 6 '14 at 15:31
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    Here is a answer on how to find out which windows manager you are using How to determine which window manager is running – The Jeff Mar 1 '14 at 2:43
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This extension/work around could be of some help if you have to get rid of the drop down menus which are default in gnome 3.8+ gnome-shell-remove-dropdown-arrows

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There's this awesome extension called TopiconsPlus. Once installed it moves all those "legacy" icons to the menubar.

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