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WSJT-X 1.4.0-rc2 Menu Missing
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craig.labarge-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-10-02 11:00:36 UTC
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I just installed WSJT-X 1.4.0-rc2 on my Acer netbook running Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit) with the LXDE desktop. I installed it using the dpkg command, per the instructions on the WSJT website. After the installation, it launches without errors but the top menu bar is appears to be missing in the user interface. As a result, there's no way to set preferences (short of editing a config file, I guess), set the mode, etc.

I installed 1.4.0-rc2 on my Windows 7 laptop last night and everything appears as expected.

Is there something I'm missing with the Linux version? Has anyone else encountered this?

Thanks.

73, Craig WB3GCK
jmalone0360-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-10-02 15:11:13 UTC
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I had no problems installing or running on Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus 1015E. Have you tried to remove and reinstall?


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ki7mt ki7mt-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-10-02 16:29:44 UTC
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Hi Craig,

This is not an issue with WSJT-X, rather, a feature of Ubuntu 14.04.

In a terminal: sudo apt-get remove appmenu-qt5

Also, in Dash >> Appearance >> Behavior

Under section: Show the menus for a window, select

"In the window title bar"

73's
Greg, KI7MT
Post by craig.labarge-***@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
I just installed WSJT-X 1.4.0-rc2 on my Acer netbook running Ubuntu
14.04 (32-bit) with the LXDE desktop. I installed it using the dpkg
command, per the instructions on the WSJT website. After the
installation, it launches without errors but the top menu bar is
appears to be missing in the user interface. As a result, there's no
way to set preferences (short of editing a config file, I guess), set
the mode, etc.
I installed 1.4.0-rc2 on my Windows 7 laptop last night and everything appears as expected.
Is there something I'm missing with the Linux version? Has anyone else
encountered this?
Thanks.
73, Craig WB3GCK
craig.labarge-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-10-02 21:57:02 UTC
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Hi Greg:

Thanks! I got some similar advice in the WSTX forum. Is there any downside to removing appmenu-qt5; i.e., hosing up other applications in the process?

I'm using the LXDE desktop, so hopefully, I can find right place to change the appearance there.

73, Craig WB3GCK
ki7mt ki7mt-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-10-02 22:19:20 UTC
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Hi Craig,

Not that Im aware of, other than the fact, it will apply the same across
all the apps using Qt5.

I use it on Lubuntu (LXDE), and havn't had issues thus far.

73's
Greg, KI7MT
Post by craig.labarge-***@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
Thanks! I got some similar advice in the WSTX forum. Is there any
downside to removing appmenu-qt5; i.e., hosing up other applications
in the process?
I'm using the LXDE desktop, so hopefully, I can find right place to
change the appearance there.
73, Craig WB3GCK
craig.labarge-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-10-03 01:45:05 UTC
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Greg:

Great. I see now that it is a widely-known (except by me!) bug in 14.04. I'll give it a shot.

Thanks again for your help.

73, Craig WB3GCK
KI7MT ki7mt-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-10-03 01:54:24 UTC
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HI Craig,

It's not really a "bug" per say, rather a feature change that some like,
while others do not. I'm in the "do not like" boat :-) I prefer the
menus on the applications windows themselves.

73's
Greg, KI7MT
Post by craig.labarge-***@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
Great. I see now that it is a widely-known (except by me!) bug in
14.04. I'll give it a shot.
Thanks again for your help.
73, Craig WB3GCK
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73's
Greg, KI7MT


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craig.labarge-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-10-03 10:36:00 UTC
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Greg:

Removing appmenu-qt5 brought the menus back. Thanks again.

73, Craig WB3GCK

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