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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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Right click menu appearing white, how can I change them to black?

This is happening in VLC and Libre Office. Right click menus are appearing white but I want the default black menu background. Can anybody help?
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how to enter GRUB menu during/after start up [duplicate]

After intitial installation, Ubuntu 18.04 boots to blank screen...and I mean blank... no cursor, no splash screen, nothing. The install process went flawlessly, but after initial reboot, it always ...
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Applications overlay command

I'm trying to work out what function call opens the Applications overlay in Ubuntu 18.04 - this is the function call that runs when the Super+a shortcut is pressed in Ubuntu 18.04. Applications ...
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Removing categories list from applications menu

I have the applications menu from GNOME on my desktop: I want to hide the categories menu somehow, even if that means editing the applications menu file itself. Is this possible without modifying ...
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When I type, a context menu pops up

The letter p and the "/" are a few of the culprits. Any idea why this is happening and how I stop it? Edit from comment: I tried xev -event keyboard and it shows keycode 33 followed by an endless ...
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evince menus missing/scattered

Recently, the evince menus in the unity global menu bar have mostly gone missing on both my desktop and my laptop. Currently, there is only one pretty useless menu, "Document Viewer", in that bar. I ...
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xinput touchscreen can't select menu items

I have a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 (7373). It has a touchpad mouse device and a touchscreen. Here is my xinput: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual ...
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How do I theme the whisker menu in Xubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I'm running Xubuntu 16.04 with whisker menu and trying to change the theme of whisker menu. I have read several tutorials but without success. I have in my home directory a .gtkrc-2.0 file with this ...
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firefox menu and add-on button not working. (Similar problem in okular)

since my last update I can no longer access the menu button or the add-on (using uMartix and uBlock) buttons of firefox. When I klick the button indicates activation (shading changes) but now menu is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 menu disabled menu items are now coloured as enabled and vice-versa

Randomly after an apt-get upgrade or something like that something very odd occurred. Basically any menu bar below the title bar, on any program, will display disabled menu items as enabled and ... ...
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How to disable right click on desktop?

I'm running ubuntu 16.04 and I want to disable the menu that appears when you right-click on your desktop. Actually, I know I can run the command line "xmodmap" to "disable" the right click of the ...
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No menu buttons in Kdenlive (Ubuntu 18.04 - Gnome)

Weirdly the menu buttons disappeared. Kdenlive 18.04.2 flatpak or Kdenlive 18.04.1 appimage. Both experience the same issue with the menu. Not the old Kdenlive 4:17.12.3-0ubuntu1 though. What could ...
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Ubuntu Budgie - Desktop right click menu

Is there a way I can add another app the the Ubuntu Budgie - Desktop right click menu the same way "Open Tilix Here" has been added? Sorry it may be a real dumb question but I can't figure it out. ...
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How can I keep this menu?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04, when I set the scaling factor to 1.25 in the GNOME tweak tool, this menu shows up in the top panel, but It hides when I set the scaling factor to 1.00. This menu is very ...
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MATE on 18.04 panel disappeared — error on reset

I have re-installed mate desktop environment, but this issue persists. No panels, no menu.Hotkeys are responsive and GUI applications load without issue. dconf editor browses the panel without ...
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For Ubuntu 18.04, is there a way to show drop-down menus for a certain applications in a menu bar?

This applies to Nautilus, Gedit, and others. I would like to select, for example, Copy and Paste from a drop down menu, but I am forced to use either the right-click menu or Ctrl-C Ctrl-V shortcuts, ...
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How to add Top Bar menu; File, View, History, Tools…for applications in 18.04? [duplicate]

I am aware Unity is no longer the default desktop and is replaced by GNOME desktop starting 18.04 LTS. Since 15.04 I have been using Unity. Now I want to use the default GNOME desktop for 18.04 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 menu outlook changed completely after a reboot

The outlook of my Ubuntu 16.04 menu changed completely and unexpectedly after a reboot. It used to have a side-menu of items on the left, with instant access to search bar (top icon of that sidebar): ...
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Super key and the main menu in Lubuntu

Is there any way to make Lubuntu 18.04 pop up the main menu when I press the Super key? Most distros do this out of the box.
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How do I restore menu items in STEAM from the taskbar icon?

Using Steam in Ubuntu 16.04 and there are no drop-down menu items when I click on the Steam Icon in the taskbar using Unity. Steam works, but just no drop-down menu items. How do I fix this?
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How can I have an application menu like macOS?

This is how application menu on my Mac. And this is on ubuntu 18.04. There is only a menu item quit inside Pycharm on the top bar, other menu items like File, Edit, View are on the different bar, ...
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Change Date Format, no “indicator menu on” canonical in dconf Editor [duplicate]

When I want to change date format, no "indicator menu on" canonical in dconf Editor. So, how do I change date format on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic? No indicator menu on GUI:
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Context menu not displayed [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. When I right click on a particular file, the menu with Open with... and Rename options is not getting displayed. I also can’t just right click on terminal and ...
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VLC player has gigantic menu text and buttons, how to make them smaller?

could you tell me how to make VLC players text smaller on my TV, things seem to get bigger on it. Thanks
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Where is the LXDE logout menu?

I'm looking for the LXDE logout menu and banner picture. This useful question and answer How do I change Lubuntu's logout image? is perfect for Lubuntu, but I am using LXDE over Ubuntu. That ...
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Weird unknown third slider in GNOME menu?

I am using Ubuntu 17.10 and GNOME desktop on XORG. On the upper right menu (accessed by clicking the arrow near the battery life and WiFi status indicators) there are three sliders: The first one is ...
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Xournal toolbar abnormally scaled

I was taking notes during a class, when I suddenly got distracted, and the moment after this is what presented itself to my astonished self. The very same window, but with the toolbar abnormally ...
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How do I kill dead/ghost/zombie context menus that failed to appear properly?

Every now and then, I notice a problem with the right-click menu on different programs. Rather than providing the menu I get an annoying square that may or may not be transparent, and may or may not ...
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Ubuntu will only sign in on xorg, some functions also dont work

I have installed ubuntu 17.10.1. I can only sign in to ubuntu using xorg, otherwise I get stuck in a login loop. Once signed in, I can only access applications like Terminal. The settings menu wont ...
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Add Airplane mode to System menu

How to add the airplane mode to system menu? quick shortcuts.
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Terminal menu displaying weird on upgrade to 17.10

I upgraded from 16.04 to 17.10 and now my terminal menus look like this: I don't know if this is related or not but additionaly, when I go into my system settings to change anything, some of the ...
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Empty lines on top of drop-down menus (Ubuntu 16.04)

When I open some drop down menus, like choosing file type in Open Office or image resolution in Gimp, the first few items are just empty lines, and they only disappear after scrolling down, plus the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Menu Bar and upper panel missing, windows cannot be dragged, closed etc [duplicate]

I spent the entire day yesterday til 3am trying to fix this, and all the possible solutions you can find on the web just don't work for me. I agreed to some regular updates on Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, all ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 (Arty) can't open terminal and sidebar

could you please help me? Menubar/sidebar disappeared and I cannot launch Terminal. I see some icons on the desktop and I can run programs by clicking on files. CTRL+ALT+T is not working either. ...
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Question about select menus in bash

Before you tell me "there are tons of guides on this already" know that I actually have a select menu made and it is working. However there is one thing that is driving me nuts. The way I have this ...
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Two grub menus overriding

i started having these 2 overriding grub menus all of a sudden the purple one works .. while as the black one is just like an image Image showing my problem
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What is a shortcut for window menu bar in GNOME shell?

I can't find any documentation or tips for shortcut, that will show menu bar as follows:
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Libreoffice menu text not displaying correctly

This question has a similar problem but no solution and mine differs from it slightly: Libreoffice text not displaying properly on ubuntu 16.04 Installed the IBM Plex font a while back and use it on ...
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Program sub menus dark gray on black, thus illegible

When using a program, for example Libre Writer, when I click on file, open, then in the Open menu box I have the opportunity to change the file type from "All files" to a specific file type, when I ...
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Ubuntu 17.10: Unclickable menus on JDownloader 2

After upgrading from 17.04 to 17.10, and consequent switch from Unity to Gnome Shell, all the menus of JDownloader 2 became unclickable. By "unclickable" I don't mean disabled, but that I cannot ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 Dropdown menus unreadable in some applications

I am struggling with how to describe this problem. So, it may be this is a duplicate of another already answered question, but I just haven’t figured out the correct search terms. So far my searching ...
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Some application menus not present after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 w. MATE

This problem is similar to others posted here, but after some searching I can't find an answer, and no one has asked exactly this question as far as I can see. I upgraded a VM (VMware) to Ubuntu 16....
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No words visible on menus of Python editor idle3

I am pretty new to all of this stuff and wanted to get started with a bit of python programming. I am running Lubuntu 14.04 which comes with python 3.4.3 pre-installed. I installed the idle3 IDE ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 VirtualBox File, etc. menus don't work

I've been running VirtualBox on Ubuntu for years. I just upgraded to 17.10 with a clean install. I installed VirtualBox from the Software Center and then removed and reinstalled it using apt. The ...
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Gnome Terminal Menu Location [duplicate]

I'm using Version 16.04.3 LTS. In a previous installation when I opened a Gnome Terminal the menu items (File, etc.) were locked along the top edge of the window itself. Now the menu stays at the top ...
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MATE 17.10 — any way to get window shade (roll up) on the window menu

This used to be fairly standard - many years ago. I see this: How to do window roll-up/shade in 16.04? But I haven't been able to make any of the solutions work for MATE. Is there any tweak other ...
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Display issues with menu scaling on Ubuntu 16.04

In trying to make Ubuntu look as nice as possible on my Samsung UHD monitor, I've come across a rather frustrating issue that seems to be caused by scaling up of the menu sizes in the System Settings. ...
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How to get menu functioning in downloaded application [duplicate]

I have been trying to install an older version of Firefox that I can run alongside the latest version (old version has add-on that is no longer supported that I still wish to use) Have installed ...
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lxqt “whisker menu”?

I'm running 16.04 on a very old PC, so I'm using the Enlightenment (currently E22) desktop. I'm looking at LXQT, but I'd like the "program search" feature that comes with XFCE's Whisker Menu. I'm ...
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Xsane Menu exceeds screen size. Unable to move or resize it

When utilizing the manual controls when using Xsane, the menu for these controls exceeds my screen size. Normally, I just use ALT plus the left mouse button to move the menu up above the top menu bar. ...