I do not see menu bar after fresh install of digiKam (3.1.0).

It was never displayed.

I found that maybe edit of ~/.kde/share/config/digikamrc would help, but there is no MenuBar=Disabled anywhere.

Without menu the application is practically useless.

Any ideas?

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    Have you tried to add MenuBar=Enabled to the file? It helped in my case.
    – hfs
    Aug 28, 2014 at 11:14
  • Are you using Unity?
    – user.dz
    Dec 14, 2016 at 13:51

2 Answers 2


Try CTRL+M which switches the menu bar on and off.

  • In my case (digikam on windows) this was exactly the way to solve it. I can't understand why this was downvoted without comment.
    – amenthes
    Nov 17, 2014 at 20:48
  • This answer did not work for me. Shaun of the Deads answer did. (I did not downvote)
    – gerrit
    Dec 23, 2017 at 21:18

I've had to edit in 'MenuBar=Enabled' into that file you mentioned ( ~/.kde/share/config/digikamrc ).

When I next launched Digikam, the menu was there. However, after closing off that session and reopening Digikam at a later date, it was gone again.

Luckily with Ubuntu there's the HUD, so by hitting the left alt key and typing whatever I'm looking for I can so far get access to the features I need. And if I type 'settings', one for 'Show Menubar' re-appears. It's a really puzzling bug for sure.

  • This worked for me. ianp5as answer did not work for me.
    – gerrit
    Dec 23, 2017 at 21:18

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