After restart computer global menu in nautilus disappeared. Ubuntu 14.04 enter image description here

  • Type sudo apt-get install indicator-appmenu in Terminal. I think it will solve the issue. – Wolverine Jan 3 '15 at 12:01
  • I've already this package – mystdeim Jan 3 '15 at 12:02
  • Type sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop. If you do have that too installed, remove it and re-install it. Remove that indicator-appmenu too and re-install it. Then, reboot your system. – Wolverine Jan 3 '15 at 12:02
  • What Nautilus version is this? It looks like you addded the gnome3 PPA. – xangua Jan 3 '15 at 15:08
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    If no one else comes up with anything, you can always install the Nemo File Manager. It does the same as Nautilus and looks very similar, but just has a few more advanced features. – Fabby Jan 4 '15 at 13:42

I had the same issue since a couple of weeks and thought it would go away automatically (some problems do ...) So I didn't remember what caused the changes. Thank you @xangua, the hint about gnome3 helped. I found the repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging in my apt sources which I added because I had issues with the nautilus dropbox client

To get the default nautilus menu back (top menu + context menu), I had to force version 3.10 instead of version 3.12 (apparently installed with the gnome3 ppa):

sudo apt-get purge nautilus nautilus-sendto nautilus-share ubuntu-desktop indicator-appmenu
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus=1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.11 nautilus-data=1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.11
sudo apt-get install nautilus-sendto nautilus-share ubuntu-desktop indicator-appmenu
nautilus -q

output of sudo dpkg -l | grep nautilus | awk '{print $2 "------" $3}'


I haven't restarted yet, so I don't know if the dropbox support is back working. But having the menu's back is more important for me anyway.


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