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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#1419 closed defect (wontfix)

No menu bar in Ubuntu

Reported by: Doug Doole Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: client Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:


I'm using xpra 1.0.1 (also saw this on 1.0) on a Ubuntu 14.04.5 system. Most of the time I'm running it in loopback mode.

xpra start :10
xpra attach ssh:localhost:10

When I do this, however, I don't see the menu bars for my applications (gnome-terminal, gvim and eclipse being my most commonly used). All the menu bar at the top of the screen says is "attachXpra"

If I attach from my MacBook?, then I see menu bars. (The menu bars are in each window instead of at the top of the screen, and there's a generic Xpra menu at the top of the screen. That's fine by me.)

So it looks like the xpra server is aware of the menu bars, but the Ubuntu client isn't showing them.

In email (see the "No menu bar in Ubuntu" thread), Antoine pointed out that it could be a problem with how I'm starting the apps. I'm using

DISPLAY=:10 gnome-terminal

If I change to using:

xpra control :10 start gnome-terminal

then I see the menu bar on Ubuntu.

So it looks like there's something missing in the DISPLAY=:10 approach and Antoine asked for a ticket for further investigation.

Attachments (1)

menubars.zip (2.0 MB) - added by Doug Doole 5 years ago.
Output of bug report tool.

Change History (3)

Changed 5 years ago by Doug Doole

Attachment: menubars.zip added

Output of bug report tool.

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

ALWAYS start commands using one of the --start= variants to ensure that the application's environment is correct.

I have added this to the FAQ: wiki/FAQ.

(PS: sorry, I meant filing the other ticket)

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by migration script

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1419

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