How To Disable Global Menu In Ubuntu 11.10 [Tip]

Global Menu featured among many of the new changes that Ubuntu users found annoying with the advent of Unity. Not only did it change the way application menu was displayed, it also shifted the menu from the main interface of the application to Gnome Panel. Accessing applications and Nautilus options from Gnome Panel is quite inconvenient as compared to an integrated menu within the application’s interface. In this post we will provide you with a simple tip to disable the Global Menu in Ubuntu 11.10.

To disable the Global Menu, use the following Terminal command. Once done, log out or restart your system for changes to take effect.

sudo apt-get remove appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt

This process is completely revertible and the changes can be undone by re-installing the package from the below given command. Once the package is installed, restart your computer.

sudo apt-get install appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt

The below screenshot displays the classic application menu for Nautilus, which you will be able to acquire after removing the Global Menu package.

Disbale the global menu

Other annoying changes in Unity can also be removed in the same manner. For example, if you would like to get rid of the overlay scroll bar, then check out our post here.

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