Problems using xfce on xubuntu 11.04 due to Ubuntu's move to Unity desktop

Chris Green cl at
Fri Dec 9 20:18:41 CET 2011

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 04:04:04AM +0900, Andrzej wrote:
> On 12/10/2011 02:07 AM, Chris Green wrote:
> >
> >I have just hit the *fourth* program which has lost its menu bar because
> >it thinks that there's a Unity desktop with the menus there.  So far the
> >programs affected are Firefox, VirtualBox, Wammu and another.
> [...]
> >Can anyone suggest a way around this problem?
> Search for "appmenu" and "global-menu" in synaptic and remove
> packages you don't want or need. You may also want to do the same
> with "overlay-scrollbar".
Brilliant, thank you!  :-)

Yes, I had somehow got all the bits of appmenu installed and removing
them has returned my sanity!

Chris Green

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