I installed Ubuntu 11.10 and i like it but Gnome 3 slows my pc too much so i'm trying to use the Gnome-fallback which is a bit faster.

So far everything works like Gnome 2 except that the Application menus are not showing in any application nor even Nautilus and i hope there's a way to fix this.

My Home Folder. No Menus are there Sorry for my bad English.


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Okay, so after alot of searching and trying i found a solution to show the hidden application menus in my system.

Please Note: The original gnome-shell, without being tweaked, does not have this issue.

The issue mainly is caused by GlobalMenu which appears to be Not Supported under the Gnome3-fallback mode just yet.

So what I did was Disabling the GlobalMenu and got my Application menus back once again, and here's how i did it:

First, we need dconf-editor so we're going to install dconf-tools

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

after installing, Press ALT+F2 and Type dconf-editor and press Enter.

now navigate to org/globalmenu and uncheck enabled.

You may either log out and log back in or restart your system and the Application menus will be ready to be used once again.

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    hi i dont see that menu in dconf in 14.04. Do you know whereit might be located? May 4, 2016 at 20:29

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