Menubar-related options in GNOME Terminal make no sense with a global menu bar

Bug #767941 reported by Tom Adams on 2011-04-21
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

There are two options in GNOME Terminal that make no sense in Unity with the global menu bar:
- View > Show Menubar
- Edit > Profile Preferences > General > Show menubar by default

Whether the menubar is "shown" or not, it is visible at the top of the screen when hovered over like any other globalised menu. When the menubar is "shown" you can hold Alt and press V to get to the View menu for instance, but when it is "hidden" the keystroke goes to the terminal. But you can always move your mouse up there and click on it.

I can think of two solutions:
- One is to hide those two options when there's a global menu present (can the user still access the menu with the keyboard, I wonder?)
- The other is to just change the wording of the questions when there's a global menu available

Also see bug 787465 and 705367

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 728040, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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