I have been using Xubuntu (latest version 14) for quite a while, and I love it. However, recently I was using the Thunar File Manager, and decided to see what it looks like with a little more real estate by disabling the top Menu Bar in the Views function. Well, Thunar did what I asked it to, but now without a Menu Bar, I have no way of getting back to the View menu to re-activate the Menu Bar. I tried Alt-V and Alt-Shift-V, but nothing happens. HELP! How do I get my Menu Bar back? Thanks, Ray.
Use F10 key to open or temporarily show the menu bar in Thunar.
The shortcut key behaves differently depending on menu bar visibility:
If menu bar in Thunar is visible, press F10 key once to open menu in menu bar.
If menu bar in Thunar is hidden, press F10 key twice to temporarily show and open menu in menu bar (same result as visible).
To make the menu bar always visible again:
- Press F10 key twice
- Use cursor keys to navigate to View > Menubar (Press right-cursor key twice, then press down-cursor key five times)
- Press Space key to select that menu
- Press Esc key to close the menu
The menu shortcut key is applicable to GTK+ applications including Thunar. Unlike the combination key Ctrl+M, the function key F10 will work as it is regardless of keyboard layout.