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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Removing right-click menu option in Xubuntu/XFCE - Imagemagick

I'm using Xubuntu 20.04. Every time I right click on a picture I get an option to use Imagemagick at the top. I would like to get rid of it. I've tried removing display-im6.q16.desktop from the ~./...
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Ubuntu 20.04 desktop - create new document

Any-1 know is there possible way to add "create new" context menu in desktop of Ubuntu 20.04? I see it's working in "Files" (in folders) using templates, but my only option right now is to open ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 System Menu shutdown buttons turn into Dropdown

I have just installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my laptop, previously using 19.04. I've noticed that previously, there are buttons on the system menu for settings, logout and turn off: Now, it shows an ...
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.local/share/applications not overriding /usr/share/applications on my Kubuntu 20.04 install

I’m having an annoying issue on my Kubuntu 20.04 install. I fail to to override a menu entry using KMenuEdit. It creates a file under “~/.local/share/applications” but it gets ignored and the original ...
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Is it possible to add the option “add to favorite” into a context menu of an Appimage file on 20.04?

I wonder if it possible under 20.04, to modify the context menu of a launched appimage application to add "add to favorites" choice? The complete .desktop which is quite short is: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Nautilus Quicklist / Jumplist

On Ubuntu 18.04 I created a nautilus.desktop file, so that a right click on the starter opened a jump- or quicklist the entries looked something like that: [Desktop Action new-window] Name=New ...
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GRUB menu not showing - countdown is taken into account

being my first post, I would like to thank you for the time you will spend helping me. I recently installed Ubuntu Studio 20.04 on the same SSD as Windows 8, on a Lenovo Z50-75 Laptop. On LENOVO, ...
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Alacarte/Main Menu doesn't hide applications

I'm trying to personalize the menu (the one that you can open with the shortcut Super+A) in my Ubuntu 18.04; browsing on the internet I found that Alacarte is really suggested by a lot of users for ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Dark mode isn't making the GNOME menus dark

Ubuntu 20.04 dark mode is not making the top bar menus dark. I've done all my updates and rebooted a few times but it won't make them menus dark.
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ubuntu 20.04 applications menu has no icons, but can launch softwares from the side bar tray that still has icons [duplicate]

I upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to 20.04 yesterday, The update ran successfully and rebooted the system. As soon as I logged in to the desktop, I clicked on the applications menu and there were no ...
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Panel application menu icon location in BUDGIE

Does anyone know the location of the panel menu icon in budgie? I know you can change it using Budgie desktop settings but I just want to change it back to the original.
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18.04 Xubuntu PCManFM - Add ''Run as root'' to menu, not right-click

I reciently installed Lubuntu 19.04 that has the option of ''Run as administrator/run as root'' in the contextual menu of ''Tools''. Now I have Xubuntu 18.04 and installed PCManFm as file manager, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 dual display - menus not working on primary display

I have recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a lenovo laptop with a 1920 x 1080 display. I have extended the desktop to my AOC 28" monitor (3840 x 2160). Any context menus on the primary display appear ...
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How to add shortcuts under specific categories in your Lubuntu applications menu

Yesterday I installed some games, by using both the package manager and the software center. Some games are now properly installed, but their launch shortcut icons do not appear in the 'Games' section ...
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How to (easily) change Lubuntu applications menu icon

How to (easily) change Lubuntu applications menu icon? I checked this question here on askubuntu.com, but I could not find any answer. I am still trying to find a simple way to do that.
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Is there a way to edit the Nautilus “Other Application” menu

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04. When using Nautilus and right-click on a file I get a drop-down menu, the first two items are “Open With Default application” and “Open With Other Application”. I use ...
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How to unlist apps

recently i uninstalled some wine programs and they are still listed in the list of applications. Needless to say that because they are uninstalled they give error when I try to open them
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Installed ubuntu server, then attempted Ubuntu LTS but its failed and now stuck on HP boot menu

So I had an old PC with Windows 10 on it. I decided I wanted to install Linux on it, as I had a few weeks ago with an old laptop which runs fine. I installed Ubuntu Server fine but then decided I ...
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Application interface font style italic

In some applications, like Android Studio, the whole interface font (the one of the menus and so on) is entirely in italic. In IntelliJ on the hand, this is not the case. I did not change any ...
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Changed behavior in wine application menus

Usually wine start menu entries are created under Wine\Programs in the main menu. And those files are sourced from ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs. I recently deleted some menu entries but ...
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Unreadable text on some menus

Been using Ubuntu for a while first time asking a question, and excuse me as I am not very technical. I am getting some unusual scrambling of fonts in menu's on most applications making them ...
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Fuzzy and blurred display of drop-down menus in Ubuntu 18.04

I have recently migrated from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 in my PC with AMD Radeon video. Drop-down menus appear to be fuzzy and blurred. Please refer to the screen-shot attached. I did a lot of ...
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How to remove this “Select Application” menu?

I would like to delete this "Select Application" menu for PDF files, which lists "Windows Media Player" repeatedly, but I don't know how to remove it. How can I do this?
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Issue with menu not being displayed when clicked on and window is not focused before (18.04.3 LTS)

First time posting in here so I hope this is the right place. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS and this has been an issue since I first installed the Operating Sytem. How to reproduce: Open multiple ...
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Add Menu Folders Ubuntu Studio 19.10

I am trying to add a new subfolder to Ubuntu Studio 19.10 as I am a lighting designer as well and have some lighting specific apps that I will be installing on to my system. I have no issue adding ...
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F12 failed to bring up boot menu

A while back, I tried without success to install dual boot OS ( windows 10 and Ubuntu) on a single hard drive. To my surprise, I am not even able to bring up boot menu by pressing F12 ( or Fn+F12). ...
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How to add Recently opened files item to xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin right pane?

In xfce4-whiskermenu the right pane has an item Recently Used, it is for apps/programs. I'd like to know if is possible to add an item to show Recently Opened Files to the right pane of xfce4-...
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Afterimage when scrolled in activity menu

Specs (provided via a comment): VM Spec is 4 core 10gb ram. Host machine is i7-6700 4C8T 16 gb ram installed There is a afterimage when scroll in application menu on Ubuntu 19.10 like following ...
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How to disable effects on “win key” menu?

To answer my question - please, try this yourslef first, it's easy. Please, press your [Win] key on Ubuntu (I have 18.04 LTS), and see what happens. (FX would happens, and 7/10 times mine PC would ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 - show application's menu choices: e.g. file, edit, etc

I seem to have forgotten how to do this, and I don't think I'm phrasing it right for a google search, nor do I see a keyboard shortcut for this. I'd like to be able to show an application's menu (such ...
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No menu bar in Digikam on Ubuntu 19.10

Title says it all, basically. In Digikam, I cannot (I think) access the settings without using the menu bar. All screenshots I see of this program have a menu bar. But on my system, I cannot get it ...
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Applications missing in Ubuntu 19.10

My applications are not showing in the menu when I press the super (windows) key. It says "Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search.", and I haven't searched for anything. Here is the image ...
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Icons in the top right menu - what's the meaning?

Hi, can anyone tell me what is the UX supposed to be for ubuntu Menu? How am I supposed to know what the buttons do? There is no "hover over it" to know. In my case I am trying to find out what does ...
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Dropdown system menu on top right is bigger and messed up

A couple of days ago the dropdown menu of Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS suddenly became unusable, with big icons misplaced and a few missing ones. If I try to click on any of those, it's like the click happens ...
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K menu unresponsive

Sometimes my system gets into a state where the K menu is unresponsive - clicking on the big K doesn't do anything. I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. How can I kick-start it? (I'm using the Application ...
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Ubuntu 19 all apps not showing up

All apps aren't showing up as Ubuntu 18 on Ubuntu 19 (when clicked left-bottom menu button on Ubuntu dock). But if searched searched apps are showing. Is there any fix for that?
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Graphical environment problems with Gnome in Ubuntu 19.4

I've installed Ubuntu 19.04, and I like it, but there are some issues about the graphical environment. For example, every time I save a file, the save window is very "slow". What I mean is that when ...
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How do I get to an “open with” menu?

If I right click, or double right click, I don't get an open with menu. Also, if this helps you answer, when I play minecraft, it identifies a right click as a left click.
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How can I remove an empty main menu category in Ubuntu Budgie 19.04?

I've added with the Menu Editor an app to the menu under Applications, but then the system created an empty bottom category entry of "Other" (as seen in the picture - https://pasteboard.co/IsFHcd9.png)...
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Boot setup not showing after deleting ubuntu 19.04 using Winows10 [duplicate]

I deleted Ubuntu 18.04 that was installed on a partition Using windows 10. Ubuntu and windows were each installed on a separate partition. Now I am not able to boot, setup or anything. My computer ...
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How to restore default menu in Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu and hence this trivial query. Situation 1: Point 1: When I login as admin user the menu bar appears as shown below. Point 2: The active search bar is visible Point 3: I ...
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Top-Panel Icons Become Empty

The system is Ubuntu MATE version 18.04.2 using the "Familiar" panel layout. I have installed a number of launchers in the Top Panel bar, but am having a problem with a couple of them. Both of those ...
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Installed Okular using snap, toolbar file open entry don't work

Just installed Okular using the snap package in my ubuntu 16.04 machine. It works fine if right click a pdf and choose open with->okular. If I open Okular I cannot use the file menu in the toolbar. If ...
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How to remove the empty space in the Nautilus context menu? [duplicate]

When I right-click for the context menu in Nautilus there seem to be an empty space at the bottom right under properties. Is there a way to remove it? It is more of a pet peeve than anything but I ...
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Change Gnome menu order in Ubuntu 19.04

When I right click on the desktop background image I get a pop-up menu. 99 percent of the time I want to open a new terminal, the bottom option in Ubuntu 18 and also my Red Hat system. After ...
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Renaming alacarte-made*.desktop files

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 with the default Gnome 3 desktop shell and the Frippery applications menu shell extension. I attempted to reorganize the menu using menulibre and complete chaos ensued: ...
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Which *.desktop files belong where?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04, using Gnome3 with the Frippery extensions (which, among other things, give me a bunch of "favourites" launchers in the top bar and a Gnome2-style applications menu) and I've ...
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How can I allow menu scrolling in Ubuntu 18.04/19 like it is for Ubuntu 16.04?

I am porting program from Linux Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 and 19. I am using appindicator-1.0 in conjunction with Gtk+2.0 menu. Menu consist of constant items and many dynamically added items. If ...
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Where can I find the code of the lock screen button in the menu?

Where can I find the code of the lock screen button in the menu? I need the code about what happens when it click.
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Ubuntu/Gnome: System Menu on all Monitors

so I am using Multi Monitors to have the menus on all monitors, and currently am getting partial success. My goal is having the EXACT same menu at the top at all times: Activities (Done), App Menu (I ...

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