Ubuntu :: No Menus Anywhere On Desktop

Apr 29, 2011

I installed 11.04 last night and, when I found that I was having a tough time working with unity I tried to follow some of the online advice and revert to the classic desktop.

Unfortunately when I logged out, the login screen didn't have the expected menu allowing me to choose between unity and classic gnome. Then I made a big mistake. I logged in and opened the system settings menu from the drop down menu in the top right hand side of the screen (at the foot of the menu listing logout, shutdown, hibernate etc.). In there I found an option allowing me to choose my desktop environment at login. Instead of choosing Gnome, like an idiot I chose 'user defined' as my preferred environment, hoping it would allow me to choose between unity and classic at login so that i could get used to unity gently.

Now that I've restarted I'm left without any menu at all anywhere. The only way I've been able to get access to firefox is by creating a launcher on the desktop, I can't open a terminal and I'm such a ubuntu newbie that I can't think of what else to try.

All my usual files are there on the desktop, just nothing giving me access to any programmes or options.

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Feb 12, 2010

How do I rearrange or otherwise customize the desktop menus and icons in the Netbook Remix? For example, I wish to combine the System Tools and System menus, and I want to rearrange the icons in the Favourites menu. There is no Control Panel (that I can find) which will let me do this.

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Jun 6, 2010

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Nov 6, 2010

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May 2, 2011

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Jun 10, 2010

I have 2 machines running under Lucid Lynx (one a 32-bit laptop, the other a 64-bit desktop). I created on both an account for my wife, and she wants a french environment. Now, when I installed the language packs (using Language Support from System), and I logged into her account for the first time, I selected "language = french" on the login screen, and on the desktop, there was a popup window asking me whether I wanted to translate the desktop menus to french. I said yes, and that happened.However, I did more or less the same thing on the laptop, and although the keyboard is french, and the date and so on is french, I didn't get this popup window asking for a menu translation. Changing the login language, and then changing again to french, didn't trigger this.

Is there a way (command line ?) to trigger this automatic menu translation tool?I think that the language packs are all installed.

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Nov 18, 2010

I've been using Ubuntu for several years, and wanted to try the netbook remix on my old Acer Aspire 5050 laptop.

I tried to install and switch from desktop 10.10 to netbook 10.10, and the home page and menus didn't display properly. I took this as being due to some conflict with an exiting bit of software (I use it as a LAMP server and dev machine, so it had a lot of stuff one it). Keen to try the netbook edition, and clean down my laptop, I installed in from scratch, formatting the HDD etc.

Anyway, the issue is still the same.

It is quite hard to describe what is displayed. The left menu is just empty, with no icons. The top bar is also empty. When you mouse over the left menu, blank pop-outs appear. Also, some icons are blank or mangled. Occasionally, when I close a dialogue, or do an alt-tab, the left menu icons appear, but only for a split second.

Anyway, screen dumps (reduced to half size) will explain this better, so here are a couple...

Top and left menus showing as empty semi transparent bars.

Same with an app running

with mouse over a left menu item, and a blank pop-out with black surround. code...

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Jul 31, 2011

I'm experiencing a two or three problems with (I think) the Unity desk top. I'm not sure they're related so I'll post them as separate threads. Here's the second.

When I boot up Ubuntu the initial desktop related menus, which should appear at the left hand side of the top menu bar, are not visible until after I've launched and then minimised an application (doesn't appear to matter which application). Once I've done that the menus reappear.

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Apr 30, 2011

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Nov 24, 2010

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Nov 5, 2010

Recently I installed Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick on my HP notebook (Intel core2 CPU T5600@1.83GHZ)

I facing lot of initial hiccups in using Ubuntu as i came from Win XP.

I am not able to see any menus in the home screen. No right click is available on desktop. While searching in forum, I came to know that there will be menu in the desktop. and also run option(Alt+F2 or so). But I don't have any menu except top bar with Ubuntu Logo and status bar and Launcher Bar. Alt+F2 is not working.

I am trying windows kind of desktop/menus/look and feel. I installed Cairo-Dock. which has menu item "application menu". But it seems my system struck due to this.

I have another system with XP OS. Both are in same lan. Inorder to communicate between both I tried xipmsg. I cant find the application under applications launcher. From terminal if i give this command, small gui is opened. where there are no users found . also printing this error at closing. "XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0.0". after 1844 requests (1844 known processed) with 0 events remaining."

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Aug 27, 2010

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This is very annoying, as I can't reach all entries in for example my preferences menu. Is there a workaround for this?

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Nov 13, 2010

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On my 10.10 UNR install, freeciv client has NO MENUS. Mine is freeciv 2.2.1, and once started, the client window only shows "File" menu, and its only item is "Close". His install is 2.1.10 on UNR 10.04 and he's playing away with the above setting changed. I will now try to figure out how to regress to freeciv 2.1.10.

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Nov 19, 2010

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Feb 1, 2011

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Jan 18, 2010

On my desktop, running 9.10 64 bit, when I start up, I get the error message
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Jan 25, 2010

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Feb 7, 2010

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Apr 25, 2010

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Jun 14, 2010

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Jul 3, 2010

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Oct 26, 2010

When I right-click in firefox, or click on a folder on the bookmarks toolbar (which should drop down a menu of bookmarks within that folder), nothing happens.

Clicking on 'File, Edit, View, History...' menus also does not drop down a menu.

Shutting down firefox does not restore menuse, nor does logging out, or even rebooting the machine.

I think that I may be missing tool tips as well.

Firefox version:

$ firefox --version
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.11, Copyright (c) 1998 - 2010 mozilla.org
Ubuntu version: Ubuntu 9.10

I'm not sure what caused this... I can't think of anything that I've done that might precipitate this, or even exactly when it started.

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Nov 7, 2010

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<?xml version="1.0"?>


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Feb 3, 2011

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Mar 26, 2011

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