Cannot read menus on Adobe Reader

Asked by Norman Lambert on 2012-02-14

I have downloaded Adobe Reader in order to read PDF files. I know there is a built in reader in Ubuntu 11.10, but it doesn't have some of the facilities I would like. Anyway, Adobe reader installed successfully, but I can't read the drop-down menus are blank - devoid of writing. The menus work if I guess where the choice is, but that's not a lot of use! So does anyone have any ideas how I can make the menus readable, please? Many thanks.

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2012-02-15
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2012-05-20

Does it work ok as a fresh user?

Norman Lambert (nklambert) said : #2

Sorry, actionparsnip, not quite sure what you mean. If you mean, does it work when I sign in as (say) Guest, the answer is "No". Otherwise could you clarify what you mean, please? Incidentally, if I sign in as myself all is well. If I then switch to "Guest" I get a new desktiop, but then if I switch back to myself again the screen gores a delicate shade of pale grey and the computer is completely frozen. I have to switch off and switch back on again to get back to normal. But that may be a different problem.

I suggest you report a bug then, adobe reader is a proprietary app so will be debugged by them

Doug (douglasblackusa-b) said : #4

Found an option to make the workaround permanent.

Run Terminal.

Paste this "cd /etc/X11/Xsession.d" (no quotes).

A edit file would open separately.

Paste this "export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY="acroread":$UBUNTU_MENUPROXY" in the Editor window.

Save the File.

Exit Terminal.

Do a fresh Login.

The menu option would appear below the Taskbar but would be working.

Doug (douglasblackusa-b) said : #5

//from terminal
cd /etc/X11/Xsession.d
sudo gedit 98menuproxy
//open gedit
//paste
export UBUNTU_MENUPROXY="acroread":$UBUNTU_MENUPROXY
//save file
//log off and log on

Doug (douglasblackusa-b) said : #6

This worked for me.

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