I am very sorry to see Unity disappear - for me it is the best Linux desktop interface.

I am now trying if Gnome is workable for me. One thing I hate about gnome is that it does not show the application menu in either the top- or the title bar.

Please note that I am talking about the dropdown menu applications have in their window, not a menu to pick applications from.

Gnome shows just a single drop down, adding an extra level to the menu structure and ruining the overview. For applications Like the Gimp or Blender, this is killing.

So how do I get that menu back in my top bar?

  • I know that place, but I can' t find the extension I need. Somehow there are plenty menu' s that show applications, but no extension that will show the menu of the application (note the difference) in a normal way - like in Unity, Windows or MacOS – FvEldijk May 18 '17 at 18:08
  • Run the tweak tool and go to the Window configuration. You can turn on the Minimize, Maximize, etc. You can set the mouse clicks as well. As far as I know, the menus are kind of set per application as well. – Terrance May 18 '17 at 20:33
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    The tweaktool has no per application option. The applications themselves too do not have a way to set this option. – FvEldijk May 19 '17 at 6:23
  • I just did a clean install of Ubuntu GNOME and some applications had the menu and some did not. Some I was able to bring up by pressing the Alt Key others was right clicking. Usually if I could get the menu up, I could go to View -> Show Menu Bar and that would turn it on permanently. – Terrance May 19 '17 at 13:27

I guess Gnome Global Menu Extension is what you're looking for.

It was a work in progress back in April (see OMG Ubuntu), some applications would work, but there were problems with others (like Blender). Don't know what's the current state, but if you feel like giving it a try, detailed install instructions are to be find in GitHub.

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