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Started by Tux, February 12, 2022, 03:02:26 PM

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apart from 4 icons on the main toolbar, I don't see any menu bar with e.g. the File or Edit menu:
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I tried the .deb binary from the Ubuntu ppa repo, avidemux_2.8.0.appImage and but the menu bar is missing everywhere.

Any ideas?

Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS
Display Manager: lightdm
Desktop Environment: xfce



Some Ubuntu own global menu stuff installed and messing with the menu?


Not that I'm aware of, I just installed updates regularly.



Ok, I installed xfce4-appmenu-plugin (which uninstalled unity-gtk2-module), vala-panel-appmenu and vala-panel-common but I still don't see the menu bar of avidemux.

I noticed that the menu bar is displayed when I switch to the standard Ubuntu window manager.


For some unknown reason, it works now :-)

Thanks a lot for your support!


Quote from: Tux on February 20, 2022, 04:37:41 PMOk, I installed xfce4-appmenu-plugin (which uninstalled unity-gtk2-module)

Of course, I meant that neither xfce4-appmenu-plugin nor any other global menu implementation should be present. The command would just show whether the package is installed.


Ok, I "read" too fast and assumed that it has to be available.

Anyhow, both methods work now: if xfce4-appmenu-plugin is installed, the xfce4 indicator plugin crashes as soon as I start avidemux - but this can be fixed by hiding the Application Indicators (from the list of known indicators).

The other way, removing xfce4-appmenu-plugin (and unity-gtk2-module) works too.

Thanks a lot for your help!