Appmenu gets hidden if there isn't enough space to display all menus

Bug #783100 reported by Domar on 2011-05-15
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

The bookmark menu of firefox 4.0.1 hides some other menubar items (eg. Tools, Help) in unitys indicator-appmenu if there is not enough space to display all entries.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: firefox 4.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun May 15 18:52:17 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/firefox-4.0.1/firefox-bin
 firefox 4.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
 adobe-flashplugin N/A
 icedtea-plugin 1.1~20110420-0ubuntu1
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
LocalLibraries: /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-05-15 (0 days ago)
 (gnome-settings-daemon:2400): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_format_get_name: assertion `format != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:2400): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_format_get_name: assertion `format != NULL' failed
 (gimp-2.6:4139): GLib-WARNING **: /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.28.6/./glib/goption.c:2132: ignoring no-arg, optional-arg or filename flags (8) on option of type 0

Domar (domar) wrote :
description: updated
tags: added: firefox
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This isn't a firefox bug. It doesn't render that menu

affects: firefox (Ubuntu) → unity (Ubuntu)
Domar (domar) wrote :

I'm sorry!
Of course this is an unity bug

Domar (domar) on 2011-05-18
description: updated
summary: - Bookmark menu hides menu bar in unity
+ Appmenu gets hidden if there isn't enough space to display all menus
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Hernando Torque (htorque) wrote :

Not only are those menus hidden, but also the indicators get inaccessible → if I click on an indicator, the menu behind it gets opened instead (see screenshot).

Hernando Torque (htorque) wrote :

Screenshot after running this python snippet and clicking on the messages indicator:

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