Questions tagged [menu]

Questions about interface menus, placement and addition of them. Menus are a common user interface feature that allow users to interact with applications.

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Ubuntu creat archive output file selection clipped

Ubuntu create archive utility when selecting the output file type shows clipped menu to select from. clipped menu
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How to hide the workspaces from the app picker?

So, basically, I don't want the workspaces to show in the applications menu (app picker?) window. They're already there when I click activities, so I don't need the redundancy. Solutions? I imagine I ...
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How to order app picker alphabetically in 22.04?

So, the new app picker for Jammy and (presumably) Impish doesn't order apps alphabetically. I've looked up and down dconf for this, but couldn't find a way to automatically order the apps ...
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How To Remove LOCK From System Menu Settings

Is there a way to REMOVE the option for LOCK that sits between SETTINGS and POWER OFF as seen in this pic so that it is NOT THERE at all:
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How to remove duplicated Applications folders? Menu editor doesn't work with these

Couldn't not find a way to remove them.
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Deleted Menu Entries in Grub, ubuntu 20.04, cannot access hard encrypted hard drive

I made a mistake when I deleted menu entries in grub and I cannot access my encrypted hard drive any more. There is a lot of medical data that i need to retrieve. I need help with step by step ...
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How to configure top bar dropdown menu to show bluetooth switch even when off? (20.04.3 LTS)

I'm a new user, switching from Windows, and I'm still learning to do stuff here. Issue at hand: That drop-down menu at the top right of the screen? The one at the top bar with icons for wi-fi, audio ...
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How to hide this 'Applications' menu in Ubuntu?

I have Arc Menu and Dash to panel installed. But the following menu still keeps showing (only on main monitor) How can I hide it?
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Shell script not exiting sub-menu, help!

I've got a problem with a shell script I'm writing in that it does everything its supposed to do except it won't exit from sub menus nor will it quit from the script completely when in a sub menu. ...
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In Kubuntu, in Konsole menu "Settings": choosing "Manage Profiles" causes the same as choosing "Configure Konsole": yields "Configure -- Konsole"

In Kubuntu 20.04 I use the Terminal "Konsole" and in each Konsole ten windows, created by "+ Start New Instance". All the normal way, functioning over months. Suddenly in two of ...
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Place "Power Off" as last option in the system menu?

I have been using Ubuntu 21.10 for about slightly more than a month now and there is a design choice that irritates me. The "Log Out" button is placed below the "Power Off" button ...
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Get applications to display behind the taskbar

I just installed ubuntu and I'm trying customize it a bit and I have a question. How do you get applications to display behind the taskbar? I will elaborate. screenshot of desktop; i am not allowed to ...
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Menu dropdown not appearing in Kdenlive, making it near impossible to edit

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 but still using the Unity desktop which I suspect may be tied to the issue. I've tried all the fixes I've found in older comments here about this sort of issue in Unity and none ...
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Right click menu chrome bug, how to fix this?

Updated to Impish Indri and I'm seeing this right click menu on chrome. Not always, like in half the pages. This page included. I'm running in on Ryzen 3 3200g, and I've updated/upgraded to newest ...
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No option to print line numbers in gedit

I want to print line numbers from gedit, I know how to view them, of course. A previous answer to a question some years ago claimed that the option existed. But on my machine that option seems to have ...
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I have installed MiPCSuite through Wine and uninstalled with UninstallMiPCSuite but icons are left in Menu

I have installed MiPCSuite through Wine and uninstalled with UninstallMiPCSuite but icons are left in Menu. After launching icon it shows: Failed to launch "MiPCSuit" and sends me path to ...
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Missing application menus in most installed applications in Xubuntu 20.04 (also with a new desktop user)

For some reason, in most applications in my Xubuntu desktop, there is no main application menu (File, View, etc.). Examples where I see the menu: Notepadqq Terminal Examples where it is absent: ...
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Kubuntu - Problem viewing the bottom left menu

Good day everybody Lately I tried to run a live version of Kubuntu 21.10. After launching the Live version I realized that there was no menu visible. I suspect a screen resolution but cannot fix the ...
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How to disable windows key, to not pop out the Advanced MATE Menu?

I use MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04. Advanced MATE Menu is at the left corner of the top panel. Compared to the classic menu, the advanced menu has search ability, which I feel is more convenient. But ...
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dual boot windows 10 secure boot grub won't boot windows from grub menu [duplicate]

Looking for a way to get Windows to boot from the GRUB Windows menu. It may have to do with re-running the MOK menu or tool. I can boot to either O/S but must use UEFI option rather than GRUB Menu ...
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Ubuntu Mate Main Menu: Automatically Added Menu

I adapted Main Menu in Ubuntu Mate to my needs. Suddenly a new menu was added automatically called "Collection" (after having started Thunderbird). I would like to delete that - but cannot ...
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Libreoffice came with icon menu not text

I installed Kubuntu 20.04.3. LibreOffice came with icon menu not text. Everything was English and I changed language to my native language Finnish. It did not change the situation. How I can change ...
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No shadows on menus in Firefox 91

After upgrade to Firefox 91, the menus in Firefox no more have shadows around them. This looks ugly and makes the menus less visible on top of the webpage. Is there any way I can bring them back? ...
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google-chrome can't click on dropdown menus

I'm running ubuntu 20.04, and am finding that on many but not all occasions, I cannot click on drop-down menus when I use google-chrome. This problem arises on all of my laptops, which are set up ...
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How to find a .desktop file for a given gnome search icon

Is there a generic way to find the .desktop entry for a specific menu entry in the gnome-search bar? For example, I was trying to find the .desktop entry for the gnome Settings application. As shown ...
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missing "restore missing files" option

I want to restore files that I accidentally removed from my computer. I use ubuntu 20.04 as my OS, Files (3.36.3-stable) as the file manager, and Déjà Dup Backup Tool (40.7) as the backup program The ...
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Some snap application menus don't display properly in 20.04.2 LTS with MATE 1.24.0

Some menus do not display properly in 20.04 with MATE 1.24.0 (example below) - even within the same program some display properly others don't - is not affected by whether the app displays in dark ...
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How to add “New Document” to the right-click menu of Nautilus after upgrading Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04?

After upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04, I noticed that there is no option in the right-click menu of Nautilus to create an empty text file. So how to add the New Document back to the right-...
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What is the package name for the Ubuntu MATE "compact menu"?

I installed mate-desktop and mate-desktop-environment on a stock Ubuntu 18.04 system for testing, but I didn't get my preferred choice of menus to add to the panel, the "Compact Menu". If ...
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arrow select option from shell script

I want to run shell script to create strapi app while creating it will ask to choose the installation type. example " Choose your installation type (Use arrow keys) ❯ Quickstart (recommended) ...
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Uninstall filemanager-actions

I have done sudo apt-get remove filemanager-actions and sudo apt-get remove nautilus-actions But I still have that Filemanager-Actions actions menu in my Nautilus menu. How to remove that menu item? ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 with "cinnamon-desktop-environment". The drop-down menu opens on click but closes when I release the button

I have installed "cinnamon-desktop-environment" on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit. I am attaching a video in which I open any dropdown menu. Any dropdown menu of any application suffers the ...
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2 different system settings menus on different machines

I have 2 18.04 systems both fully updated but they have different system settings menus? why are they different? thanks system settings 1 system setting 2 also the window menu options are different, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - WineHQ 6.0 - Create .lnk shortcut for a program

This link: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/509360 It explains how to add a program to the Wine menu: wine winemenubuilder /path/to/link.lnk But I don't have a .lnk file for my particular ...
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Boot from Grub sub menu and recovery mode only - Menu Assignment to Lubuntu

After a few attempts I managed to install Lubuntu 20.04 on a new Asus VivoBook 513 (Intel graphic) alongside Win10, so that the Grub boot menu appears now (Windows seems to be very obstinate in ...
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Adding software as one of the type-ahead options in Ubuntu 20.04

I have Kalzium installed and would like it to also show up as an option when I do a type-ahead in Ubuntu 20.04. Example: When I do a type-ahead for periodic I get these options: How can I get it so ...
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I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my new PC and the Wi-Fi menu is not showing

I can't see it at all in the menu and in settings it says no adapter detected Before I got Ubuntu wi-fi was working on Windows 10 on the same PC I have a NUC and this is my first time trying to get ...
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How can I change top bar menu options?

How can I change the top menu options for one or all of the apps?
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Is It possible to add more "menus" in the top panel in gnome

I wanted to do a project involving the use of a toggle switch that I was hoping would be located on the top menu bar of gnome near were the network icon, time/date dropdown, power, etc and was ...
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How to have “File, Edit, View, …” on the top of the window

I have Ubuntu 20.04 and i was thinking can i have the "File,edit,..." menu on the top of window ?(like Mac OS ) and have something like this : 1-Is there any way to do that ? 2-Is it ...
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Ubuntu Multipass systray text-menu not appearing

I just upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04. I found a problem in the Multipass systray menu. When I right-click the Multipass systray, the menu showing without any text inside. I have try to ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 1st Try

Had no problem with the ISO file and installation on an ASUS Windows 8.1 laptop however after reboot I had 6 entries in my boot menu Windows Boot manager P4 Samsung SSD 850 PRO 128GB Ubuntu (P4 ...
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File options menu above left Taskbar has disappeared: Linux 16.04

The Files menu above the left Taskbar has disappeared quite arbitrarily so that when I open one of my data files I am no longer able to access items such as "Create new folder". Menus for ...
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How to remap Menu key to Super?

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 20.04 on an old Toshiba Satellite that has a menu key instead of a second Windows/Super key, and I'd like to remap it so that it functions as Super. So far, I've tried xev | ...
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"Always on top" option missing for Firefox/Chrome in 18.04

I have just updated to 18.04, and cannot right-click and get the little menu to select "Always on top" for Firefox/Chrome, but I can do so for the terminal, pdfs, etc. (along with other ...
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Open the K Menu Editor from command line

I am using Excalibur as start menu. In contrast to other start menus, after right-clicking on Excalibur, there is no button "Edit Applications..." that would open the K Menu Editor. ...
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GNOME - Sort menu entries alphabetically [duplicate]

I wish I could arrange the GNOME application menu alphabetically, but I can't find anything about this online... Is there by any chance a gsettings option or a script to do this?
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Hidden text in application menu

I'm sure I'm not the first to ask this, but I searched and found no answer. When I search in the application menu for example "python" I have version 2.7 and version 3.8, and the rest of the ...
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Panel Automatic hiding and Start Menu browsing on LXDE

After configuring LXDE panel and setting Automatic hiding to on, the panel disappears when I work with applications (this is the expected behavior). When I click on the start menu, and browse the apps,...
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Can I register my own script to gnome accessibility menu?

Let's say I'm on Ubtunu 20.04 and have a custom accessibility script that I can start by running /opt/myTool/activate.sh stop by running /opt/myTool/deactivate.sh. Is there a way to register it to ...
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