I don't know what I did in gedit (and nautilus), but menu bar gone away. Here a screenshot. Actually, menu bar changed but I like the "classic" way, with "File, Edit...". What I did wrong and how I can I fix this?
I am using Ubuntu 14.04.
Read this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1542489
I decided to use pluma instead of gedit:
sudo apt-get install pluma
It looks just like gedit did about 2 versions ago. This will work fine (for me) until gedit gets straightened out.
if you are using GNOME 3, you can access the preferences via the top menu.
you should have "activities" on the top left corner of your screen. on the right side of activities, you will have gedit. click on it, and you should see the preferences.
I had a same problem with applications like LibreOffice 5 and terminal and gedit. Menu bar was missing from both of this applications. It occurred after upgrading Ubuntu to 16.04 from 14.04... I used following two commands and it worked for me...
WARNING: resets all compiz settings.
dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unity
Use above two commands and I hope it will work for you also...
gedit's menu items can only be seen when the
indicator-appmenu is installed. Try this:
sudo apt-get install indicator-appmenu
Logout and login again. See if the menu of the
gedit application appears on the top of the screen (not on top of the application window). If it does, you should be able to find
Preferences option there.
If you don't like the menu to appear on the top of the screen (such as I), you may remove it afterward.
sudo apt-get remove indicator-appmenu
Don't forget to logout and login again.