All my other applications and Nautilus, when I open a folder, can display the menu perfectly, except for Filezilla. How do I use Alt + E to use the inner menu items?
The main menu is always invisible to me.
This is the screenshot:
A bit late to say this, but I had the exact same problem with Audacity in Ubuntu 10.10.
To fix it (this worked with both Audacity and FileZilla), do this:
Open up Terminal and type in:
This renames the FileZilla executable. Now to make a fixed pseudo-executable, run this:
Now with Text Editor open, type this into the file:
This makes a sort of "sandboxed" FileZilla that uses the UBUNTU_MENUPROXY environment variable when you run it.
Now, just make the file executable:
Now, just run the shortcut and you should have a sane-looking FileZilla! (As far as I can tell, this should work with more than just Audacity and Filezilla)
It seems as if the menu bar is there, but has a zero height or is hidden behind one of the other UI elements. Try reconfiguring the UI to persuade the app to recalculate the position and height of it. For example, switch the various UI items on and off using the View menu. Or drag the toolbar around using the handle on its left hand edge.
Your screenshot looks as if you have the app maximized (ie 1280 pixels wide). Try unmaximizing it before you do all of this. Resize the window a few more times, too.
I had a similar problem with a single application which turned out to be a corrupted Gnome configuration file for that app (vim) only. It was both frustrating and utterly hidden. The file
but it didn't and I have no idea what corrupted it. Fortunately the fix was easy: remove the offending file and the next invocation of
You seem to be saying that you have no menu bar in FileZilla, but that it still responds to menu accelerators such as Alt-E.
FileZilla keeps a record of all its settings, including the UI layout, in
If this doesn't work, try a forced reinstall of the FileZilla package. This can be done in Synaptic with Package > Mark for Reinstallation.
Old question, but I had this issue after installing Ubuntu 12.10 and using Gnome-Shell instead of Unity. Uninstalling some appmenu packages seems to do the trick.
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