Tuesday, December 2, 2014

How to Disable Unity's Global Menu - 14.04

When it comes to disabling Unity's global menu, you have two options:
Disable the global menu for specific apps 

Change the global menu to show in the windows title bar (all apps)


1- Disable the global menu for specific apps

Make sure you have dconf-editor installed. You can install it with:
sudo apt-get install dconf-editor
Open dconf-editor and browse to com.canonical.unity-gtk-module.
Enter the name of each application under the blacklist key. They should be in the following format:
['app1', 'app2', 'app3']

Restart the app and you should see it the new menu's.
2- Change the global menu to show in the windows title bar (all apps)
Go to 'System => Appearance' and click on the 'Behaviour' tab. Select the radio box for 'In the window's title bar'

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