Recently, I showed the new global menu bar in action on Maverick’s Kubuntu Netbook. That post only covered getting the menubar widget to work with Qt/KDE applications. I’ve now got it working for Gtk apps too.
This is a screenshot of me editing the last post’s screenshot with The Gimp on Kubuntu Netbook.
To get Gtk applications working with plasma-widget-menubar, you need to install appmenu-gtk using your favorite package management system. Currently there is one special trick needed in addition. You need to edit /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80appmenu and remove “export APPMENU_DISPLAY_BOTH=1”. After you’ve installed the package and edited the file, you’ll need to restart your session.