Ubuntu 14.04 Gets Locally Integrated Menus (LIM)

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: After getting new GTK3 CSS themed window decorations and other interesting changes this week, Unity has received yet another new feature: locally integrated menus, or LIM. Locally integrated menus are displayed in the window decorations for unmaximized windows, instead of the default Unity approach which is to display the menu on the […]

Get Unity Global Menu / HUD Support For Java Swing Applications With JAyatana

Java Swing Ayatana is a project that brings Ubuntu global menu (AppMenu) and HUD support for Java Swing applications.JAyatana version 2.0 was released recently, getting support for Ubuntu 13.10 along with a PPA for easy installation. Even though there are no packages for Ubuntu 14.04 yet, Java Ayatana also works with the latest Ubuntu Trusty […]

Unity Global Menu Can Now Be Disabled For Individual Applications [Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr]

After a recent update in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, it’s possible to whitelist or blacklist individual applications from using the Ubuntu AppMenu (global menu).These settings are accessible via Dconf-editor, under  com > canonical > unity-gtk-module.To blacklist an application from using the Unity global menu in Ubuntu 14.04, install dconf-editor:sudo apt-get install dconf-editorThen open Dconf Editor, […]

How To Disable The GNOME Shell AppMenu While Retaining Its Functionality

GNOME has introduced the AppMenu for some of its core applications a while back (for some applications like Epiphany, with GNOME 3.4 and for others like Nautilus, etc. with GNOME 3.6), meaning that part of the menu or the whole menu is displayed as a drop-down on the top GNOME Shell bar:Some applications now have […]

How To Enable The New KDE 4.10 Appmenu (Title Bar Button Or Top Screen Menubar)

With the latest 4.10 version, KDE can now use an appmenu instead of the classic menu, and two styles are available: a menu bar at the top of the screen that’s hidden by default and revealed on mouse over or a menu button on the window decoration:Appmenu as a titlebar buttonTop screen menubarThe appmenu works […]

Eclipse IDE: Get Ubuntu AppMenu And HUD Support

By default, the popular Eclipse IDE does not support the Ubuntu AppMenu or  HUD. The reason for this is that Eclipse has been blacklisted so it wouldn’t use the AppMenu around the time of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat because it didn’t work back then.Now Eclipse does work with the AppMenu, however, there are some minor […]

How To Get A Global Menu In MATE Desktop

MATE GlobalMenu is an applet forked from the old GNOME2 GlobalMenu project, which adds a global menu to the MATE panel.Mate GlobalMenu is based off the upstream GNOME GlobalMenu v0.7.10 and it only supports GTK2 applications, so don’t expect Firefox, LibreOffice or Qt applications to work with this, but it’s nevertheless an useful addition to […]