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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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How to make a user menu in ubuntu 22.04 so I can either continue to Ubuntu or start Clonezilla stand alone I looked for example but couldn't find it

I have Ubuntu desktop 22.04. I also use Clonezilla, but it is started from a USB stick. Now I'd like to start Clonezilla from a partition on my hard disk with a custom menu. I'd like to have a menu at ...
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Can't get app to come up using the link (or entry) in the start menu

I recently installed Mullvad browser on one of my copies of Lubuntu 22.04. However, when I click on the link (or entry) for it in the start menu, nothing happens. Yet, when I click on the icon located ...
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Sound preferences vanished

Some time ago, I realized that the "Sound Preferences..." button (the one that shows up when clicking on the sound icon) stop working. When I click on it, nothing happens anymore. I ...
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Creating an Expandable Top Bar Menu with Tree Structure for Folders and (mayby) Image Previews in Ubuntu

I don't embrace linux and ubuntu very much. My question is simple. Is there a way to add on the top menu bar in the style of the existing "Applications" menu. So that it can be expanded. My ...
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How to fix System Menu in new install of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS?

I want the system menu that's shown in the Ubuntu docs, here: This is what I have, which is limited, and doesn't match the instructions I see Googling (such as hidden wifi): Thanks for any help.
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Wayland replacement for dmenu

In X11 I like to use dmenu to select from a list of items (common commands, URL bookmarks, etc.) and paste them into whatever program I have in front of me. Due to various issues, I'm going to have to ...
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How to disable this grub menu while boot on ubuntu 22.4 LTS?

I have installed fresh Ubuntu 22.4 LTS and noticed a grub menu when booting. I don't need this and i want to disable this. I have tried grub timeout 10 to 0 and many grub editing but this still ...
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How to change super + space menu item position to stay consistent?

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04. When using super+space to switch languages, the small menu that pops up in the middle of the screen always has the current language centered, meaning that the position of the ...
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Just upgraded to 23.04 and now my System Menu Icons are huge. How do I return them to normal size?

Large System Menu Icons Pretty simple issue. Can't seem to find anything similar to it. I restarted with no luck. Is there a way to customize the System Menu? Thanks. EDIT: I'm using a 1920x1080 ...
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how to add program to menu that is not in usr/share

Using Ubuntu 20.04 - I 'installed' a program (for Ubuntu) by extracting from a tar file (apparently the only way to 'install' it) to its own folder on the desktop, and it has a launcher shortcut ...
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How can I set my Ubuntu menu to never have the "Power Off / Log Out" section collapsed?

When I click into the menu in the top right corner, I want to see the Power section already expanded like this: ...instead of this:
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Menu Access Keys missing underline display in Chromium, Brave, Chrome

I'm using Kubuntu 2022.04.1 but it has happened for other versions of my Linux for a long time. Menu Access Keys are missing. The visual underline of accelerator access keys within menus for Brave / ...
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Open application after tray icon click or double-click instead of menu

SETUP: I have telegram icon after installing it with sudo apt install telegram-desktop. Telegram version 3.6.1. OS - Ubuntu 22.04. And instead of default applications dash panel I'm using dash-to-...
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Changes to Main Menu are not saved

I am unable to find a way to edit the Main Menu on my system (see attached image of my menu). I have tried using "alacarte", "mozo" and "menulibre". When I make changes ...
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Uninstalled applications aren't automatically removed from the Cinnamon menu

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish (x86-64) server install with Cinnamon 5.2.7. (System installation steps can be found here) This problem also did occur on Ubuntu server 22.10 installation. I've ...
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Ubuntu Studio Launch Sub-menus Don't Show Up

I installed Ubuntu Studio 22.04 over my Linux Mint 21.1 Vera installation on a Windows dual boot system. I am a pro musician but new to Linux. The start/launch menu is not working properly because sub-...
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How to add .appimage and other files to your taskbar/panels?

So, I'm really writing this just writing this out because there is a surprisingly small amount of people know how to do this, and I saw a post while browsing the inter-webs on https://forums.linuxmint....
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Cannot remove a desktop entry

In the lxqt panel of Lubuntu, I have a wine submenu with some uninstalled games. I don't know how to remove them because there is no such files in /usr/share/applications.
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AppImage menu font size too smalll

Menu font in Audacity AppImage recently installed in Lubuntu 22.10 is almost unreadable because too small. Similar questions have not received satisfactory answers in the past. Tweaks does fix title ...
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Keyboard shortcut to launch dmenu

I've got a snippets file in my home directory with two simple commands ls whoami Running the following terminal command utilizes dmenu to allow me to select a line in my snippets file and pipe the ...
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Empty application group in program overview can't be deleted

I uninstalled 3 apps that I had placed into a 'group' in the Ubuntu 22.04 menus. The empty group remains but can't be removed in any obvious way. It needs to go. How can I delete it?
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Hide Top Bar in Gnome (Workspaces)

Is there any way to eliminate the top bar for all workspaces which are not the first/main one? I mean, a tweak or files to edit so only the main workspace shows a top bar on top.
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How to hide these icons on the menu bar after Ubuntu installation

After installation of Ubuntu 22.10 I decided to hide all those icons on my side menu bar, but there is no way to do this. When I press right-click there are usually two options: "New window" ...
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How to get to the settings panel in 22.10

To put the question into context, I updated from 20.04 to 22.10 and the gear icon area looks like this: I don't know if this is the way it should be (Also do not know why it things I have a laptop ...
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KDE Application Menu too fast

I've been playing around with KDE lately and I'm still trying to learn how to properly customize it. There is 1 thing which is kind of annoying me and maybe you have an idea how to figure it out. The ...
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How to remove duplicate "Send to..."?

For some reason I have duplicate "Send to..." in right click drop down menu. As far as I can see they do exactly the same, open Thunderbird and compose email from same address. I have just ...
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How do I add additional directories to the shortcuts in Nautilus left pane?

When I click on "applications" on the top menu bar, and then select the "files" icon, Nautilus (the default file manager) is opened. In Nautilus, the left pane has a list of ...
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GRUB Menu doesn't Show up

I'm dual booting my Windows 10 with Ubuntu Mate, after the installation, Grub Menu doesn't show up. How do I get it to show up? Pls Help
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Upgraded Ubuntu to 22.04.1 from 20.04, and my Start Menu is gone

I upgraded to 22.04.1 LTS, from 20.4 LTS, and it works; but I'm very distressed that the Start Menu has disappeared. This may be due to my having Lubuntu, and upgrading Ubuntu without uninstalling ...
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Chrome menus disappears immediately in 30% cases

In Google Chrome on ubuntu I have a problem: right-click and hamburger menus works fine ~5 times and after that in a ~50% cases they are disappeared immeiately after showing. Also some dropdowns on ...
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Ubuntu on Raspberry PI

The Help menu and Google Account login are both scrambled. Running on a raspberry Pi 4 with the latest Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS The screen display is OK otherwise.
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Ubuntu 22.04: Add menu items to the Gnome Desktop context menu

Recently installed Ubuntu 22.04 (my first foray into Linux). One thing I got involved with from the get-go was adding custom entries to the context menus. Basically, using python3-nautilus, I managed ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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