I installed a Gnome Shell plugin that disables the menu bar, and places it on the top panel. I disabled and deleted the plugin files, but now I can't see the menu bar.

I tried 'sudo apt-get purge gnome-shell', followed by 'sudo apt-get install gnome-shell', but it didn't seem to work.

How can I place the menu bar back on the frame? Thanks.

  • What happens when you use another user account?
    – bntser
    Nov 5, 2011 at 17:41

2 Answers 2


I posted the solution on askubuntu but can't remember where. You might want to try this: http://forum.pinguyos.com/Thread-Gnome-Shell-suggestions-and-solutions?pid=14528#pid14528

Disable any globalmenu extension, then in the terminal type:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Navigate to org/globalmenu and uncheck enabled. Log out and log back in.


Install gnome-tweak-tool then you can disable unwanted extensions from there

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