I have searched Mint forums and Googled for awhile, but I have found an issue that I cannot quite figure out what is missing. Basically it seems only certain applications are missing the drop down menu. I see the standard menu entries (File,View,Etc...), but when clicked with the mouse no menu drops down. Now here is the kicker, if i click the menu (File) and then arrow key down and press enter it will bring up that setting/response for what ever was highlighted. It only seems to do this with select applications (VLC, MPlayer, All KDE Games, Skype), most other applications works (Calc, Firefox, Chrome, Steam, Banshee, Remmina, Terminal).
Any suggestions? I have tried turning off desktop effects, themes. Could it be something like QT, or GTK?
Mint 16 - Cinnamon Desktop
Linux i7x6 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:20:46 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
model : 45
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz
AMD Radeon (Dual GPU) 7850 - Binary Blobs from ATI (via Mint Driver Manager)