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October 28th, 2010, 10:31 PM

I am using unity on 10.10.

I have irritating issue with tuxguitar (java clone of guitar pro). Menu shown on top of unity desktop has only one choice -- File, where I can only do Close (^W). So, for example, I cannot configure tuxguitar. Is it a bug or feature? How can I run this application with own menu, like...

...I have bizzare behaviour of firefox. It's menu is not in top of the screen, but in Firefox own window. Is it a bug or feature? How can I control it from user interface?

Update: Another application which has its menu unavailable is Chromium Browser.
Update2: I am a lame -- there are bugs related to this, eg here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/appmenu-gtk/+bug/659931 I will try to find out the solution and post here.

October 28th, 2010, 10:52 PM

So solution is to use UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= to run application having such issue. More details here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/appmenu-gtk/+bug/659931

I am looking for exclusion list for gconf.

June 6th, 2011, 11:34 PM
UBUNTU_MENU_PROXY makes everything even worse.

try that:
1. open an xterm
3. pidgin

it will open pidgin, with the menu, success.
but now try to minimize or hide the application.... it will disapear and right after will un-minimize from the launcher dock. Fail.

Copper Bezel
June 6th, 2011, 11:55 PM
This is no longer relevant. It refers to the 10.10 implementation of Unity under Mutter.