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global menu on xfce mint

Postby luis.nando on Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:57 pm

hello all, i think the xfce version of mint is a great candidate for those who dont like where gnome is heading to. In order to get a pleasant desktop i would like to enable a global menu on xfce. So far i got no success. Anyone has any idea of how to get global menu working?
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Re: global menu on xfce mint

Postby drdavidk on Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:29 am

Alas, global menu does not play well with xfce. I've tried: I installed it, then placed it on the XFCE panel with XFapplet, but I keep getting prompted to remove it.

My work-around has been the following:

Install Window Applets (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=103732) and use the window buttons in an Xfapplet.
Install Compiz so that Window Buttons hides the window decorations (You will need to set the Decoration Windows to "!state=maxvert" (without the quotes) in CCSM under Window Decorations.)
Get my XFCE Panel to overlap the top bar (which now holds the menus of whatever you have maximized). See http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/get-mini ... xfce4.html.

See the screenshot:
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Re: global menu on xfce mint [SOLVED]

Postby luis.nando on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:35 am

Thank you!
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Re: global menu on xfce mint [SOLVED]

Postby dcihon on Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:10 am

Install Window Applets (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=103732) and use the window buttons in an Xfapplet.


For Debian 64bit the link is not there.
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Re: global menu on xfce mint [SOLVED]

Postby drdavidk on Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:30 pm

I believe I used the link for the Ubuntu 64 bit. It's compiled for Maverick, and didn't break anything in LMDE.
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Re: global menu on xfce mint

Postby luis.nando on Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:00 pm

Did anyone got lucky getting global-menu on mint xfce? Long time since the last post, any success?
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Re: global menu on xfce mint

Postby drdavidk on Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:23 pm

Despite my earlier post here, I've long since given up on the global menu on XFCE. Version 4.10 under LMDE doesn't really support the Xfapplet anymore, except for adding the Mint Menu to the panel, so all my earlier advice doesn't really apply anymore. It seems through their silence that no one else uses the global menu either.
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Re: global menu on xfce mint

Postby jjaythomas on Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:02 pm

Not same... but

I simulated the effect ( no screen shots did months ago playing around)

1. made a panel about 40% (with notification, volume pager ect. only)
2. click 'don't 'reserve space on border'
3.make panel about 50% wider
4. posion at edge at center of screen.
5. lock it their!

Can see window's/app's menu then panel then window icons (min, max, quit). Use apperances and window themes to better blend effect together. :wink:

J.Jay
P.S. can also have windows display with out decorations ect (but won't have min/max/quit icon either)
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