Ubuntu – Ubuntu 17.10 windows’ menu in panel


I installed the latest version of Ubuntu (17.10) , but the problem is, I can't find the menu bars of applications in the GNOME panel. For instance, the Chrome menu bar doesn't appear on the panel like in Ubuntu 17.04 and earlier versions.

Best Answer

You may try a GNOME shell extension called "Gnome Global Application Menu(HUD for Gnome)". It provides a global application menu (i.e. menu bar of an application window in the top bar) à la Unity's global menu.

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(screenshot source: extension's homepage at extensions.gnome.org)

For detailed info you may visit the extension's GitHub page.

Warning: Performance may not be as smooth as Unity's global menu. See this if you want to deactivate/uninstall the extension correctly.

Current status and future of the extension

It will work for the next 6 month at less, as i'm waiting for the release of ubuntu 18.04 to take a desition of what i will do. If the default session of ubuntu 18.04 will be xorg i will continue with the extension for 6 month more. Also, if ubuntu or gnome developers fix or help to fix unity-gtk-module in wayland i will continue the extension. What i will not do is continues making improvements, because this have not sense if will not work on Wayland. Also if the ubuntu developers want to implemented it i will donate the extension to hims and i will help in what is needed. - the developer, 27 Oct 2017

Update: The extension has been discontinued by its original developer. Please consider not using this extension.

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