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Commonly referred to as the Panel in Unity and GNOME desktop environments, except for cases in which it is used to describe a true menu bar in an application.

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How can I stop windows opening under the LH menu bar?

Sometimes, not always, a window will open or expand, with no action on my part, such that it is under the left hand menu bar/panel. If I'm lucky I can reduce/minimise the window then expand it and ...
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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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Windows in background end up behind the application bar

Sometimes windows randomly expand larger than the display area and can be seen in transparency behind the application bar (the one that is by default on the left). Running Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS, ...
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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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missing menubars in all applications Ubuntu 22.04

Recently, all the top menubars in all applications have disappeared. Below are examples from Konsole and Libreoffice; the same absence of the top menubar appears in all applications without any ...
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How to expand out the application hamburger menu?

I want to turn the hamburger menu in the title bar into something similar to the global menu. The global menu is great but I can't go to the corner to close the app anymore. I have to waste extra ...
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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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Windows key shortcut to launch XFCE whisker menu

I'm running Xubuntu 22.04, pretty much all stock, although it has been upgraded in place over 8 years and has accumulated a certain amount of cruft. I have a few Windows key + shortcuts set up, e.g. ...
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Menu bar and context menu are missing from some apps on Ubuntu 22.04

I have got a problem in Skype and Slack on Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. Perhaps this problem exists in other applications as well. As you may see in the following screenshots, the menu bars and context menus ...
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Main menu does not show "Reboot" or "Hibernate", only "Suspend" and "Power off"

Since shortly ago, the main menu does not show "Reboot" or "Hibernate", only "Suspend" and "Power off". I do not recall anything happening that might have led ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 starts with search bar opened

I have several machines all running Ubuntu 21.10. One of them starts with the search bar opened, like when you press the "windows" key: The machine is an embedded PC (ApolloLake-based) with ...
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play/pause of spotify disappeared from sound menu on menu bar

Up to later last year, I could control play/pause/skip and see now playing from the volume menu on the right side of the menu bar. It suddenly disappeared after updating spotify to 1.1.77.643....
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how can i enable the menubar and titlebar?

I have installed the latest Ubuntu version obtained on the website. but when using it i have notice that in the file explorer the menu and title bar are not visible. is this because they have been ...
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Lost menu bar on all programs

All of my programs have either lost the menu bar or it shows up in my panel(as in VLC). Is there some global setting causing that?
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How to customize the system menu on Ubuntu 20.04?

I have a problem with "gnome-control-center" when I reinstalled "gnome-control-center" I lost icons from the system menu on top-right corner. I use Ubuntu 20.04 and can't find a ...
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How to reduce height of bars in Firefox

I am running Firefox 90.0 on Ubuntu Mate 18.04 32-bit. It seems that Firefox's tabs and menu bar are optimized for smartphones, as they are twice as high as the bars of all other programs. My netbook ...
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How to get menu bar back after hidden in all KDE program windows

The top, "File, Edit..." menu is gone from all my KDE program windows. Not sure what I changed. I tried ctrl+m, looked in EVERY setting I can find for days but can not find a way to get my ...
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Menu bar missing in Krita

I've just installed Krita using snap with the following command: sudo snap install krita But the menu bar is not showing up. What should I do? Krita Version:4.4.5, Kubuntu Version: 20.04.2 LTS
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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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Some main-menu drop-down-items visibly faulty

2: Screen-ruler image: https://imgur.com/qpvIQTk.jpg Ubuntu v. 18.04 LTS OS. Lately display weird, unusual partially greyed-out main-menu drop-down-items, concerning: „GParted“ and „Screen-ruler“ (...
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all menus, icons ,programs & folders (desktop or program menu) is invisible & not opening in ubuntu 20.04

UBUNTU 20.04 issue : all the icons & folders (desktop or program menu) is invisible & not opening (including terminal), however pointing the cursor makes them identifiable.This happened after ...
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Text in title bar buttons

This "NORMAL" text appears in the bar where the minimize and close buttons:
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Battery Power Icon won't display on top bar

I have a surface book 2, and recently updated my OS from windows to ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. I'm running into a problem when trying to update the top bar of the UI to show the battery percentage status. I'...
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Customise window border for Chromium Ubuntu

I have Chromium browser running on my ubuntu machine, having switched from Chrome because I wanted the native min-max-close buttons in the integrated title bar (Chromium has, Chrome currently doesn't)....
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Ubuntu 16.04 problem setting gnome terminal title

I am trying to set a custom title on the terminal similar to this question: How to change Gnome-Terminal title? However, the "PROMPT_COMMAND" answer isn't working, or it's being overwritten ...
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Edit "Places" in main menu, Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome Classic

When I left-click on the "Main Menu" icon on my control panel (if that's what we call it) it pulls up a menu with sub-menus for "System Tools" etc. but also one called "Places&...
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Edit Ubuntu 20.04 Power off/Logout menu

For a multiuser, multisession RDP server I'd like to remove the 'Power Off' and 'Lock' options from the menu bar (in the top right hand corner), or at least hide them, so the user only has a Logout ...
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how to disable Application Menu in top bar in 20.04? [duplicate]

In the past there used to be an option in Settings->Appearance->Behavior to toggle between using the Application Menu in the top menu bar and a window-specific menu button. In 20.04, I don't see that ...
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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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XFCE install on top of server 20.04 is missing main menus in apps

I first freshly installed Ubuntu 20.04 server and then xubuntu-desktop on top of it. I immediately noticed that many applications were missing main menus. The examples I remember were got-cola and ...
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How to get the hierarchical menus with "launchers" for all applications in Ubuntu 20

I used to have a hierarchical menu at the top left, that let me launch applications, similar the old-fashioned Windows start menu. The nice thing about this is that one may organize the launchers, ...
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How to change color of the top bar (including menu bar) of terminal in 18.04.3?

I'm using 18.04.3, how do I change the top bar and menu bar's color in terminal? I don't like the default one.
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Ubuntu Budgie Menu is Messed Up

My menu list is totally a mess. I couldn't find broken menus from the Menu editor. How can I find those broken files and remove unwanted items?
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How to get Places with MATE single-menu layout

MATE’s Traditional layout has the three-item menu (Applications/Places/System, known as “Menu Bar”), which provides a convenient way to access network shares, bookmarked folders and certain default ...
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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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More KDE-esque audio control in Ubuntu/GNOME menu bar? or PulseAudio-cum-Gnome integration?

KDE's volume/audio options on the system bar looks like this: It allows easy management of each application's volume and output. GNOME's system menu only features a volume slider for the currently ...
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Libreoffice has no menubar in Kubuntu if global menus are enabled

It looks like a bug but I am not sure which program is to blame.. In Plasma 5.12 the option to add global menus in window titlebar has been removed, but there is a panel widget that adds global menus ...
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Virtual Box Menu Bar not appearing even after using fixes

I'm currently trying to set up VirtualBox with Ubuntu (18.04.1-desktop-amd64) on macOS, however, I'm not able to get the menu bar to appear no matter what fixes I try to apply. So far I have tried ...
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Nautilus menu bar missing in Ubuntu 18.04

I don't know if it is normal, but the nautilus menu bar doesn't appear in Ubuntu 18.04. Now I am only using shortcut keys to copy, select all, cut, paste, etc. I didn't find answers after much search ...
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How to return the menus to Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 18.10

In 18.10 / GNOME 3.30.1 Rhythmbox 3.4.2 now has this UI (same when maximised) many menus and controls are absent, I don't have a pre-upgrade screenshot from 18.04 / <= GNOME 3.30.1 but this one ...
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How to configure desktop and toolbar menu to be the same to all users

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS. I want to know if I can to set the desktop and toolbar menu to be exactly the same to all the users of the computer. I'm talking about when I start the system with my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Display Setting while Ubuntu 18.4 scalling is missing, Where is the Scalling?

Here I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I can adjust the scaling. In 18.4 LTS the scaling is missing?????
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How to hide KDE app menubar on Unity to prevent double menubar?

How can I hide the KDE application menubar in Kdenlive? I'd like to just have on; the Unity menubar. This is Ubuntu 16.04 and Kdenlive 15.12.3.
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System tray isn't showing in Dash to Panel

I have a ubuntu 18.04 and configured dash to panel in it, also I've added the Applications Menu extension, to show me some categories. It's beautiful and it's working smoothly, but I don't have a ...
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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 reduce menu/title bar screen space in 18.04? [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04. In my previous version, the title, status, and the "File ..." menu were all bundled together in a neat little bar for every maximized window. Now they are all ...
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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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Missing menu, application bar and windows buttons -16.04 116

Not sure what happened, if it is related to some level of upgrade or something else, but I can no longer access/see the menu and applications bar. I can't also minimize, move or adjust size of any ...
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Title and menu bar only works with sudo in Ubuntu 14.04

I have this strange issue. Let me explain: If I launch a Leafpad instance with leafpad command line (as an example), it shows like this: If on the contrary, I do the command sudo leafpad the window ...
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Show Menubar in File Manager - XUbuntu

I accidentally unchecked View -> Show Menubar which hides the menubar in File Manager, and there doesn't appear to be a keyboard shortcut to show the menubar again. How can I go back and make it ...
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