Ubuntu – Why can’t I see the menubar in some applications

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I don't run gnome-panel normally. Most menubars work correctly. However, with wxMaxima and Audacity, they are not showing. When I start gnome-panel and add an appmenu, I can see the menus again.

Without panel:

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With panel:

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I get no relevant errors when I run from a terminal.

Why does this happen and what could I do to fix it? Against which package would I file this if this is a bug?

Best Answer

  • I have now reported this as a bug.

    The work around is to edit ~/.bashrc by opening your home folder, pressing Ctrl+H and double clicking the file '.bashrc' to open it in the text editor. Add the following line to the file:

    export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0
    

    That only works for launching the program using the terminal. To fix the menu items, use the method outlined in the answer to Is it possible to make indicator-appmenu ignore a specific application?.

    I eventually got it to work by creating a bash script to run the program with UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0.

    #!/bin/bash
    export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0
    /path/to/executable
    

    and then editing the command in the application launcher to:

    bash /path/to/bash/script