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GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
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Global Menu


The global menu was introduced in Unity and annoys many people. The global menu is a mechanism, based on the Macintosh idea, of placing an application's menu in the top panel of the desktop, rather than with the application window. You need to focus an application, and then move the mouse to the top of the desktop to access the menus. That indeed can be annoying.

To turn off the global menu, it is as simple as removing three packages:

$ wajig remove appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt

We need to log out and log back in before the change will take effect.

To enable it again, simply reinstall these packages:

$ wajig install appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt


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