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KDE: how to disable windows' menu in top menu bar and get then back to windows' top border?

I installed GarudaLinux KDE in my notebook and it comes with heavy pre-configuring, something I do not really enjoy, but wanted to try out. However, one of the configs really bothers me and it is the ...
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Add all shell scripts in a directory to cinnamon's "start menu"?

I'm used to using launchers like dmenu and rofi where I am able to have a launcher search a $PATH for executables. However, I'm looking to be a bit less customized and spend a little less time ...
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Remapped Menu to Super but it only works to certain extent

I was looking for a way to remap the Super key to Menu because I like having the right Super key but now that I'm looking for a new keyboard, I see only a few of them have the right Super key. So that'...
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No desktop or window frame context menus

I'm running fluxbox without any DE. For some reason I lost the ability to raise the desktop and window frame context menus with the right mouse button. I found that fluxbox did not place a "...
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Application showing in Menu, but .desktop file not present in /usr/share/applications

I have somehow the opposite problem of the proponent of this question: why-are-my-application-desktop-files-not-showing-up-in-linux-application-menu in my case I have an application showing in the ...
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Where can i configure the following focus policy:

While i have either: One of my monitors with an app in fullscreen, or A menu open, i prefer: No timeout of the menu (or fullscreen) No tethering of the mouse No closing of the menu (or fullscreen) ...
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Is there a Share menu in Linux desktop environments?

Does any DE have a 'Share menu' which allows sending files to and via installed applications like email clients, messengers, etc. (similar to MacOS and Android)? And in particular, is it possible to ...
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Two menu selections in Bash script

I'm learning Bash and I am trying to solve an exercise. The exercise consists of selecting the first and last names, from a menu list. However, if the name is not in the list then set manual input. ...
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For Debian-based OSs, where are the launcher shortcuts configured?

I spent time installing Signal through the command line yesterday. I run Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon. Without realizing I needed to log out and back in to get Signal to show a shortcut in the start ...
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overriding a single field in a desktop-entry

I'm setting up a Debian system, with LXDE as the Desktop Environment (really, I'm just remastering a Raspberry Pi OS image). I have an application that ships with a .desktop file. Cool! Unfortunately ...
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How to adjust the application select option menu?

Environment: uname -a Linux debian 5.10.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.46-4 (2021-08-03) x86_64 GNU/Linux dpkg -s lxde Maintainer: Debian LXDE Maintainers <pkg-lxde-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian....
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How do you debug the start menu in Linux Mint?

When I try to right-click the start menu and use the configure option to edit my menu items, nothing happens. This feature used to work, but now it doesn't. I'm assuming there should be an error ...
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Returning to main menu after calling a different script

I am having a menu based script which calls for an additional shell script. The challenge is that, after the additional shell script is finished, instead of returning to the main menu, it exits ...
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desktop disappeared from the file manager menu

maybe this is a super stupid problem, but i've notice that the dekstop voice in the file manager menu has disappeared. the language is not english but today i noticed that the dektop voice (in the my ...
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In KDE, how to get the Application Menu (File, Edit...) back on top of each window?

My File, Edit... Menus are gone from the Dolphin file manager. For the life of me I cant figure out how to get it back. Thank you.
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Can't reorder the menu in Gnome

I tried gsettings reset org.gnome.shell app-picker-layout and rebooting to see if that helped, but it didn't. I can't reorder the items (e.g. drag and drop) in neither favourites or the menu itself. I ...
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Xfce on Mint 19.3 with no Applications menu!

I have an old Dell Latitude D430, and I want to install a lightweight Desktop Environment. I have installed Mint 19.3, with Mate, and everything seemed ok. To make things lighter, I wanted to switch ...
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How can I show the menu options once my function is executed?

I have the below script: while true; do echo "# Available tests:" PS3="Please select which test must be performed [1-9]: " options=("CPU Stress Test (local)" "...
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Unity desktop entry

I have installed Unity. I can use it from directory. But, I want to use it from menu bar. Look at my below image But the application is right there. How to solve it?
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Whilst in a bash menu, select an option so user can enter custom command?

So I created a menu so I could control my VPN app without having to enter commands again and again. However, I'd like to be able to select eg number 7, press enter, then enter a command manually ...
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Removing logout/restart from mate session

So I have an Ubuntu bionic with mate desktop and I'm trying to remove the restart/logout options from the menu. At the moment I'm using the Brisk menu but could switch to anything else. I already ...
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show application is not working

every time I click on show application my Kali crashes and goes to the main screen after a few minutes, the application extension (top left corner) that I downloaded afterward seems to be working fine,...
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How to enable standard horizontal window menu bar in KDE plasma?

Distro: Fedora 32. I tried Application Style module: But it only has "Application style" and "Window decorations". I guess there should be a Widget Style module in the list as well?...
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design script with several menu approach

I just wanted to design a bash script based on below menu approach. The problem here is after selecting C option and followed by next menus not executing. Is there alternative approach so this menu ...
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Cinnamon - Change menu entry name on non-English locale

I'm using Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" Cinnamon in French. The taskbar menu has many programs already existing on fresh install, and I wanted to rename one of then, let's say the driver manager (French ...
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How to make a board key act like the right mouse key?

As most keyboard these days come with no Menu-key it would be nice to set a key to the operation of the right mouse button. So far I still have to select text. How could I get the board key act like ...
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How do I add "Right click>close" option to a .desktop file?

I have created a .desktop file for a program I use frequently. When I left click the .desktop file, it runs the program. I would like to have an "exit/close" option when I right click the file. How ...
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Grub menu not showing up instead windows directly loads

I have HP da-0077tx laptop pre-installed with DOS but I installed cracked version of Windows 10. Now I recently installed Elementary OS (dual boot). After installing Elementary OS due to some reasons, ...
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gnome terminal: how to enable menu bar by default permanently

I updated recently to fedora 31 and lost menu bar in gnome-terminal. I can enable menu bar for a single terminal session by right mouse press->enable menu bar. But there is no option to enable it ...
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How to make a simple menu in bash from an associative array

I am refactoring a script that displays a text menu similar to this: Select a mounted BTRFS device on your local machine to backup to. 1) 123456789abc-def012345-6789abcdef012 (/) 2) 123456789abc-...
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How do I add a custom option to an xfce4 menu item?

I have noticed that XFCE4 has an option to launch firefox in incognito mode: This firefox was installed from the Arch Linux repository. Can I do the same for a custom launcher for Firefox Nightly ...
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bash "select" menu script goes into an infinite loop when I close my terminal session

I've got a simple bash menu script that works almost perfect. But for some reason, if I don't exit out of the script using the "Exit" option OR by using CTRL+C BEFORE I close my terminal window, then ...
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How to remove orphan launcher in Whisker Menu?

I'm using Linux Mint 18.3 (Xfce 4.12) and have a launcher that seemingly can't be removed (any way I can think of; highlighted in the image below): After updating a VPN client, there are two entries. ...
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How can I open the Openbox applications menu from the Tint2 taskbar?

The usual way of accessing the applications menu in Openbox is by right clicking on an empty spot of your Openbox desktop or by binding a key to the ShowMenu-action in the rc.xml file. I would like ...
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Completely Clear command prompt through bash

I am actually making a menu for my official server. I made it through bash scripting on AIX. The problem i am facing is that when script is running, user can scroll up and see history of all commands ...
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Why does the Linux Mint 19.1 boot menu show before the Windows boot menu?

I have an SSD and an HDD. I've created separate partitions for Linux on the HDD (SWAP,boot and the storage), but I installed it on the the SSD on "Device for boot loader installation". I want to know ...
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Adding menu item to MATE main menu via the command line?

Ideally, I'm looking for a generic solution for Linux / Ubuntu, but my minimum requirement is something that will work in Ubuntu MATE 16. I'm writing a script that takes a newly-installed Ubuntu ...
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byobu configuration menu escape / exit always closes the tab

I've been using byobu for ~4 years at this point and I do not remember this behavior before. If I press F1 (this always happens by accident actually, with the exception of initial setup I never want ...
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exit script called from within a menu without exiting the menu

I have written this menu that calls forth several scripts. One of this script is dbus-monitor --system so it displays live traffic over dbus. but when I want to exit this I normally do Ctrl+C, but ...
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menu working, but not with |bash command

below is a script that displays a menu, when I run it like ./menu.sh it works, but when I run it like this: ./menu.sh | bash I get a lot of commands not found. The reason I want to run it with | ...
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I installed Eclipse, how do I make it searchable?

I downloaded the installer and installed Eclipse to my Downloads directory. I also added the path to my Path variable so when I open a terminal and type eclipse, it runs. However, when I open the ...
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vala-appmenu does not hide non-global menu for Eclipse

vala-appmenu does not hide non-global menu for Eclipse: Everything is okay for other GTK2/3 apps (Eclipse is SWT, which is backed by GTK3). DE: xfce 4.12 Distro: Arch Linux vala-appmenu: 0.7.1.r19....
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Linux touchscreen -- file menu item selected but not clicked on tap

I'm having a weird issue with my new touchscreen-enabled laptop on Linux Mint 19. The laptop is a Lenovo Yoga 510 (AMD 9410 cpu) For some, but not all programs, opening the file menu and tapping on ...
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Add icons/menu items for applications in XFCE

I am running Debian (Stretch) with XFCE and many applications do not appear in the menu (in my case Whisker Menu). As an example, I often run remote sessions using VNC and at the moment I can only ...
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BASH question: using read, can I capture a single char OR arrow key (on keyup)

So here's my deal: working in BASH, I have already built out a function which works just fine that accepts an array or any number of parameters, and spits out an interactive menu, navigable by arrows ...
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Linux Mint - add file type to "new file" context menu category

I am trying to add a new file extension to cinnamon's new file menu right click create new document I would like to add entries in this list I remember that I have done this before based on a ...
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Deepin Desktop Context Menu

I am having difficulty figuring out where and how to edit my desktop context menu. I am using Deepin desktop environment and file manager on Arch Linux, and am simply trying to edit the "New File" ...
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Start different versions of Firefox from xfce4 main menu or panel item

I'm using firefox version 61.0 on Centos 7 with xfce4. But I also need to use citrix reciever in firefox and this only works until firefox version 52. Therefor I have installed firefox version 52 with ...
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How to restore the "Applications" menu of Ubuntu Mate 18.04?

I was editing menu (rearranging a few shortcuts) when something went wrong and the machine got frozen. Upon hard-resetting I found the "Applications" menu to be completely empty. No way to edit it as ...
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Keep menu and dialog mnemonic underlining "always on", whether by default or "per-app"?

Linux Mint 18.1. This problem seems to be the consequence of annoying design choices, and imposition of "aesthetics", but I'm not sure. I hate being forced to use the mouse. I consequently use ...
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