Snippet Menu Does Not Display In Unity

Bug #777288 reported by linux4me on 2011-05-04
This bug affects 2 people
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bluefish (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have a clean installation of Ubuntu 11.04 from the AMD-64 Alternate CD. When I log into Ubuntu running Unity, the Snippet Menu (toolbar) does not appear in Bluefish despite being checked on the View Menu. If I restart and log in using the Classic UI, the Snippet Menu is visible, so it seems to be an issue specific to Unity. Switching back and forth from full-screen mode doesn't make any difference.

The Snippet Menu should be visible when checked on the View menu.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in bluefish (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
OlivierS (olivier-olivier) wrote :

this is a bug in the Ubuntu menu overlay, not in Bluefish. If you remove the menu overlay Bluefish works fine again. Not sure which package that is.

linux4me (ta2008) wrote :

This bug is present in both 11.10 and 12.04 beta 2.

linux4me (ta2008) wrote :

I got tired of waiting for this to be fixed and did some more investigation, finding a workaround for 11.04-12.04 in the meantime thanks to Olivier. I didn't want to disable the menu overlays globally or quit using Unity, but I wanted the Snippets menu in Bluefish so I just disabled the menu overlay in Bluefish. Here's how it's done for anyone who is interested:

If it's already added to the launcher bar, unpin Bluefish from the launcher bar.

Copy the Bluefish .desktop file to your home directory by running the following command in Terminal: cp /usr/share/applications/bluefish.desktop ~/.local/share/applications

Open Nautilus to your home directory, push Ctrl+H to show hidden files, and then browse to .local/share/applications. Right-click on the bluefish.desktop file and choose Properties.

Replace the text in the Command box with the following: env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= bluefish

Run the following command in Terminal to make the file executable: chmod +x ~/.local/share/applications/bluefish.desktop

Double-click the icon in Nautilus--which will now be named "Bluefish Editor"--to open it, and pin it to the launcher bar.

From now on when you click the Bluefish icon in the launcher bar, the menu overlays will be disabled for Bluefish and the Snippets menu will work.

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