Menus items disappearing in some applications

Bug #782261 reported by Michael Sharman on 2011-05-13
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Application Menu Indicator
Confirmed
Undecided
Unassigned
indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

I noticed this whilst using SpringSource Tools downloaded from here: http://www.springsource.com/developer/sts
(version 2.6.1 installed from the prepackage Linux 32-bit install)

A number of the menu options that would normally be in the menu seem to be missing or broken.

Under “Ubuntu Classic” when a have a Java source file open I get the following options:
  File, Edit, Source, Refactor, Navigate, Search, Project, Run, Window, Help

Viewing exactly the same file under a “Ubuntu” desktop session I get:
  Edit, Source, Refactor, Navigate, Window

Also the "Window" menu is supposed to have sub menus for the "Open Perspective" and "Show View" options, but instead there is no sub-menu and these options do nothing when selected.

As you can imagine this using this app quite difficult under Unity.

msharman@desktop:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04

msharman@desktop:~$ apt-cache policy unity
unity:
  Installed: 3.8.12-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 3.8.12-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 3.8.12-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/ubuntu/ubuntu/ natty-updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.8.10-0ubuntu2 0
        500 http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/ubuntu/ubuntu/ natty/main i386 Packages

Michael Sharman (msharman) wrote :

Odd. It's now working fine, I have no idea what was causing the problem but all my Menus are displaying fine now.

Michael Sharman (msharman) wrote :

Spoke too soon, rebooted and the same behavior.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

STS is a Java app. Hence, its menu should not come up in the global menu bar. Does the menu come up in the global menu bar or inside the window itself?

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Also, a screenshot of the issue would be nice.

tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :

I just ran into this with Virtualbox 4.0.12. All menu items are missing and only a small gray area appear to drop down from the menu selection. Screenie attached.

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
affects: unity (Ubuntu) → indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu)
affects: unity → indicator-appmenu
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