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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic

3 months 2 weeks ago 3 months 2 weeks ago by escriban.
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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic #51147
I'm feeling quite silly to ask, but how can I get back the menubar of KStars 3.4.2?

I didn't find any hint so I hope you guys can point me the direction.
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3 months 2 weeks ago 3 months 2 weeks ago by escriban.
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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic #51168
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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic #51176
Perhaps Google yourself for "ubuntu 18.04 kde application menu bar" and you'll find, among other hits, this one

www.kubuntuforums.net/showthread.php/735...-in-all-applications

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3 months 2 weeks ago 3 months 2 weeks ago by escriban.
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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic #51308
Thanks for your hint, but I'm not using KUbuntu. I installed the default Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome. According the latest news, the developer decided to remove the old style application menu bar and replace it with the "pulldown" menu you can see in my screenshot at the right side of the [Applications] button*. As far as I know, the application menu should appear there! There are indeed several application working this way.

There is an deprecated gnome extension, that brings back the "old-style" menu, but the devs advised against installing this!

So what to do now?

* see here

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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic #51330
Ahh sorry, I wasn’t aware that this was decided in Gnome. I think most of us use the MATE desktop (Gnome 2 rebranded) which doesn’t have this behaviour.

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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic #51331
I didn't think much about the desktop manager, I simply updated my Ubuntu 16.04 an I've got Bionic Beaver with Gnome3.

Perhaps I should move to "Mate"?
What are the differences between "Mate" and Gnome3?
Or will KStars be updated to support the "new" application menu of Gnome3?

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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic #51337
Whether you should switch to MATE or not is entirely up to you. MATE is much less resource heavy and has the familiar menu structure that Gnome used to have in version 2.

I cannot comment on your other question as I am not a KStars developer.

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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic #56256
So after a couple of months of inactivity I switched to Ubuntu 18.04 yesterday. It was a time cosuming task, but I finally managed to port my environment from 16.04 to 18.04. I solved the cumbersome problem with the missing menubar by activating the unity display manager again instead of gdm3. (This is the same way Ubuntu Mate works!) Now KStars shows the menu as in 16.04.

Unfortunely there are some problems: Not all the icons show up a usual! If I try to configure the tool bar the device manager has - among others - a strange blueish folder-icon



Moreover it is not possible to change the toolbar. After inserting some new action icons and klicking OK nothing happens!

Who knows more?

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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic #56257
Ubuntu 18.04 no longer is maintained. Why didn't you upgrade to 20.04?

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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic #56267
The blue icons appear to be okay at least the same here. Using Fedora/Cinnamon they show more clearly as being a folder icon. Double clicking the LH panel selection moves it over to the RH panel. I didn't try the OK button but assume that would save the selection.
I wa wondering about yout initial question. F1 would have brought up the Kstar document about configuring. Looks like Alt S would have brought up the Settings menu options where the main toolbar could have been re-enabled.

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1 week 5 days ago 1 week 5 days ago by escriban.
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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic #56312

wvreeven wrote: Ubuntu 18.04 no longer is maintained. Why didn't you upgrade to 20.04?

Really? Offiical reports say end of support is April 2023.
You cannot upgrade from 16.04 to 20.04 directly. It has to be done with an intermediate step to 18.04. That's where I landed.

wotalota wrote: The blue icons appear to be okay at least the same here. Using Fedora/Cinnamon they show more clearly as being a folder icon. Double clicking the LH panel selection moves it over to the RH panel. I didn't try the OK button but assume that would save the selection.
I wa wondering about yout initial question. F1 would have brought up the Kstar document about configuring. Looks like Alt S would have brought up the Settings menu options where the main toolbar could have been re-enabled.

Icon:
I think showing a folder icon for the device manager is not a good thing. What happens if you try to save the new bar arangement? Wil ist be saved? With unity on 18.04 I have no chance!

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Unfortunately this procedure doesn't work: Ubuntu on gdm3 moved the whole mechanics of the gobal menu from the top line into the dropdown menu! (cf. www.indilib.org/forum/general/6650-menub...04-bionic.html#51147 ) There are indeed some applications that are working, but KStars seems not following the new gdm3-standard. So there is no way to bring back the menubar without reprogramming. (BTW I tried some older version of KStars from 2019 having sort of inline-menu that appears even on gmd3. I remember KStars having two menubars at that time: The "inline"-menu and the standard gdm-globalmenu. It would be interesting to talk to the developers about a this: Will KStars support the new gdm3 -standard?)

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Menubar of KStars in Ubuntu 18.04 / Bionic #56366

escriban wrote:

wotalota wrote: The blue icons appear to be okay at least the same here. Using Fedora/Cinnamon they show more clearly as being a folder icon. Double clicking the LH panel selection moves it over to the RH panel. I didn't try the OK button but assume that would save the selection.
I wa wondering about yout initial question. F1 would have brought up the Kstar document about configuring. Looks like Alt S would have brought up the Settings menu options where the main toolbar could have been re-enabled.

Icon:
I think showing a folder icon for the device manager is not a good thing. What happens if you try to save the new bar arangement? Wil ist be saved? With unity on 18.04 I have no chance!


Ok! The guilty party is the last stable build! With the newest nightly build (2020-07-02T05:56:09Z) I'm able again to save the toolbar changes. B)

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