Menubar not displayed with some documents

Bug #1254263 reported by Radomir Dopieralski on 2013-11-23
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evince (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm using Xubuntu 13.10 with Evince 3.10.2 (same bug with 3.10.3).

With most documents I open, evince correctly shows the toolbar/menubar/whatever you call it now, so I can access the menus and, for example, print the document. But with some PDFs (example attached), Evince starts without any menubar visible. Switching to fullscreen with F11 and then backs brings back the menu, but it dissapears as soon as I click anywhere in the document.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to review all reported bugs in a timely manner. You reported this bug some time ago and there have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time.

Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy) reached end-of-life on July 17, 2014.

Do you still see a problem related to the one that you reported when using a currently supported version of Ubuntu? Please let us know if you do otherwise this report can be left to expire in approximately 60 days time.

Thank you for helping make Ubuntu better.

Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Radomir Dopieralski (deshipu) wrote :

Because of the number of bugs Evince has, and the fact all my bug reports are getting closed without even being looked at, I switched to a different PDF viewer that is better supported, so I really can't tell whether this problem still exists. I have a strong suspicion that it does, though, and you can easily check that yourself by trying the attached PDF.

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Thanks for your reply Radomir.

I think you'll find that Evince's interface has changed since you filed the bug report. Using the latest version of Evince available to me, 3.32.0 in Ubuntu 19.10 (dev) I don't see an issue which is why I asked if you saw a problem *related* to the one that you reported over five years ago.

As you are not in a position to check whether a bug still exists with the attached document I'll close this by changing the status to "Invalid" as the problem was not confirmed by another user or it seems reported directly to the GNOME developers for investigation or comment.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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