vmware workstation menus do not shows

Bug #644067 reported by Sergey Klimov on 2010-09-21
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
AppMenu GTK+
Triaged
Low
Unassigned
DBus Menu
Triaged
Low
Unassigned
indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: indicator-appmenu

vmware workstation (last version). Menu do not shows.
I know that vmware workstation is proprietary third-party application, but it is regular GTK-based application, so, i think, appmenu must work with it.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: indicator-appmenu 0.0.11-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.32-generic 2.6.35.4
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Sep 21 06:08:37 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha amd64 (20100803.1)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=ru_UA.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: indicator-appmenu

Sergey Klimov (nbdarvin) wrote :
Boudhayan Gupta (baloneygeek) wrote :

This is another "Me too" comment.

The only bit of info I can provide is that both the VMware Player as well as VMWare Workstation menu bar disappears, but the menu does not appear in the Appmenu Area.

Perhaps a quick fix would be do blacklist VMware, until a more permanent solution can be found, or at least keep the menu bar visible in VMware somehow.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-10-17
affects: indicator-appmenu → appmenu-gtk
Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Experience Team (canonical-dx-team)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Triaged
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

To test that under Natty, you need to use the -k option (--no-kiosk-warning).

Using:

UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= vmplayer -k

one can see the menus that are absent of the global menubar.

It sounds like yet another example of dynamic menus causing appmenu-gtk some trouble when trying to convert items on the fly into dbusmenu properties.

Changed in appmenu-gtk:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Ted Gould (ted)
Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Experience Team (canonical-dx-team) → Ted Gould (ted)
Changed in appmenu-gtk:
milestone: none → maverick-alpha-3
Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → natty-alpha-3
milestone: natty-alpha-3 → none
Anthony Hook (anthonyhook) wrote :

I can confirm yet on 10.10, VMware Workstation 7.1.3 build-324285.

I do see the application indicator in the menu, but clicking (right or left) doesn't give any sort of menu with it.

Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2011-02-03
Changed in dbusmenu:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: parser
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Could you try if that's still an issue in the current natty version? Some issues have been fixed recently which could make this one work as well

Kalle Valo (kvalo) on 2011-02-21
Changed in appmenu-gtk:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Kalle Valo (kvalo) wrote :

See bug #705049 about blacklisting vmplayer.

Changed in dbusmenu:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Ted Gould (ted) on 2013-10-15
Changed in appmenu-gtk:
assignee: Ted Gould (ted) → nobody
Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ted Gould (ted) → nobody
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