gnome-terminal's menu is missing "File/Open Tab"

Bug #1394338 reported by Chris J Arges
This bug affects 11 people
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gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Users of gnome-terminal are having features removed that are commonly used.

[Test Case]
Right click in gnome-terminal
Select 'Open Tab'

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: gnome-terminal 3.14.1-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-24.32-generic 3.16.4
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu10
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Nov 19 14:12:40 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-10-07 (43 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Alpha amd64 (20141006)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Chris J Arges (arges) wrote :
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Chris J Arges (arges) wrote :
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Geoffrey McClinsey (geoffmcc) wrote :

I have it in mine. Most of the things like file edit and what not have been moved to the top tray where it shows the time, but on the left hand side. I hated this behavior. To fix it

System Settings ~ Appearance ~ Behavior ~ Show the menus for a window ~ In the window’s title bar

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Chris J Arges (arges) wrote :

Oh why do things always have to change?

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Geoffrey McClinsey (geoffmcc) wrote :

Did that help you. I could have sworn I seen you were on 14.10, but now i realize you are on 15.04, so now im not sure this applies

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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michael da cova (michael-dacova) wrote :

According to ,
this is a deliberate change. You have to go into Edit/Preferences/General to
control whether "Open Terminal" opens the terminal in a new window or a new
tab, if you want to use the menu item (or use the hidden keyboard shortcuts
to choose either one, if you can discover them). I didn't think the original
menu was that bloated.

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Ales Cepek (ales-cepek) wrote :

The only explanation for removing the menu item "File/Open Tab" is, that maintainers of gnome-terminal do not use Gnome terminal themselves. Also in 3.18.3 (Ubuntu 16.04) if I expand the terminal size to maximum (double click on the menu bar) it would not return back to its previous size when double clicked again.

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