Today when I started gnome-terminal, the menu bar was not integrated into the title bar as usually. Only the Terminal menu point is correctly integrated, all others show up in a separate menu bar.

The Unity setting for that seems still correct and it works also e.g. for Firefox and others.


If I untick the Show Menubar option, I lose the menu entirely, just the Terminal menu point is still there and still correctly integrated into the title bar. All other menu points are gone.


Right-clicking the title bar just brings the normal context menu:


This is not an issue when operating on the guest account! It works perfectly well there and shows all menu points correctly integrated into either the title bar or the panel, depending on the setting.

What is the problem here and how can I fix the menu-into-title-bar-integration again?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 with Unity 7.3.2 and gnome-terminal 3.16.2-1ubuntu4.

  • Have you tried right-clicking the title bar? I believe that brings up the relevant option, but I'm not sure.
    – kos
    Dec 6, 2015 at 16:16
  • @kos Nothing unusual when right-clicking the title bar... See my edit (added 3rd picture), please.
    – Byte Commander
    Dec 6, 2015 at 16:36
  • Is this option enabled? cdn5.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/…
    – kos
    Dec 6, 2015 at 16:45
  • @kos Yes, it is. I just checked it and set it to "menu bar" and back to "window's title bar" again. It did not change anything, but it would only have moved the menu from the window's title bar to the panel anyway. It should not toggle showing a separate menu bar.
    – Byte Commander
    Dec 6, 2015 at 16:54
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    @kos Don't ask me why, but the default error solving method for Windows systems (REBOOT) did the trick... :P
    – Byte Commander
    Dec 6, 2015 at 17:18

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I have no idea why and appreciate any other answer that might shed some more light on this, but I could solve this problem simply...

... by rebooting!

Maybe logging out and back in or restarting the Unity desktop environment would have solved it as well, I can't tell you because I did not try.


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