Menu broken in Ubuntu 11.10

Bug #874334 reported by Adam Laughlin on 2011-10-14
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Midori Web Browser
Fix Released
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10, fresh install of Midori. The menu does not appear in Unity's "global menu" anymore, just the application name. Menu does work in application window instance.

Christian Dywan (kalikiana) wrote :

I've given this another stab, it's quite odd. I tested if it works with a different menubar or changing how the menubar is shown, it doesn't. It looks like I'll have to do some bisecting.

Changed in midori:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: menubar unity
Christian Dywan (kalikiana) wrote :

I solved the mystery. I'll put it mildly by saying I'm not amused. Midori is blacklisted in the menu proxy code with nobody coming forward and no reasoning, except users suddenly coming to us to complain about that "bug".

You can work-around it with the following steps; once each for GTK+ 2 and GTK+ 3:
sudo vim /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so
/Midori<return>
rX
ZZ
sudo vim /usr/lib/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/menuproxies/libappmenu.so
/Midori<return>
rX
ZZ
sudo ldconfig

bug 618587 comment 46 was the basis for this trick, Eclipse is also blacklisted in that fashion.

Changed in midori:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Christian Dywan (kalikiana) wrote :

Incidentally, menuproxy tends to kill applications running while applying the above hack, so take need be taken.

I extended KatzeArray and polished KatzeArrayAction to rule out the little bugs which apparently could lead to empty menu items in menuproxy. So menubar and menuproxy should work equally well again. Any testers are appreciated.

Changed in midori:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in midori:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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