GNOME Videos shows menubar instead of AppMenu on the CSD Headerbar

Bug #1561803 reported by fossfreedom on 2016-03-25
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
totem (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The version of GNOME Videos in Ubuntu repos displays menubar and not AppMenu on the CSD headerbar. I understand that Canonical have patched GNOME Videos (totem) to display a menubar in the global menu/window decoration for Unity and leave the AppMenu displayed for Gnome Shell.

But the Ubuntu patches are supposed to have effect only for Unity, not on other GNOME based desktops. However, this is not how the patch works now. For every other desktop environment (especially GNOME based ones like Budgie, Pantheon, etc) this patch breaks the application look and feel by displaying an 'out of place' menubar under the CSD headerbar.

That's just plain wrong.

The logic should be - "for all desktop environments use CSD EXCEPT Unity"

Even for Unity the patch should respect if the environment variable GTK_CSD=1 is set i.e. force the use of CSD apps in Unity.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: totem 3.18.1-1ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-15.31-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-15-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Fri Mar 25 00:49:38 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-12-12 (103 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20151209)
SourcePackage: totem
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :
summary: - totem (16.04) is incorrectly displaying menu instead of CSD
+ GNOME Videos shows menubar instead of AppMenu on the CSD Headerbar
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
description: updated

I've added a screenshot showing how GNOME Videos should look under a desktop other than Unity 7 (especially other GNOME based desktops like Budgie, Pantheon, etc). The screenshot's from GNOME Videos running on Budgie desktop. I tinkered with the following gsettings value in org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings :

{'Gtk/ShellShowsAppMenu': <0>, 'Gtk/ShellShowsMenubar': <1>, 'Gtk/DecorationLayout': <'menu:minimize,maximize,close'>}

Tried different combinations of 'Gtk/ShellShowsAppMenu': <0>, 'Gtk/ShellShowsMenubar': <1> to get it right. It seems the culprit is a bug in the patch adding menubar for GNOME Videos:

Unfortunately, this is how the Ubuntu patched GNOME Videos looks under Budgie! No AppMenu in headerbar but a menubar instead.

description: updated
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

right, if somebody wants to work on a patch for it that would be welcome

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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