Where is the empathy menu in 12.10 unstable release?

Asked by Richard Eames on 2012-10-07

I recently upgraded quantal, and I've noticed that the file menu, well the whole menu, is missing in empathy. How do I configure it? Well, I'm assuming that I have to enable it for use in gnome 3. Any Ideas?

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Bilal Shahid
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2012-10-10
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Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) said : #1

which menu are you talking about it has been condence in one menu in quantal just click on empathy in the top pannel.

If you make a new Ubuntu user, is it ok there?

Richard Eames (naddiseo) said : #3

@Bilal, I'm using gnome-shell. There is no menu for me to click on.

@actionparsip, I still see the same thing with a new user unfortunately.

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) said : #4

its in the shell top bar as defined by developers,,, screenshot needed or video needed if not present there.

Richard Eames (naddiseo) said : #5

Screen shot, as requested: http://pbrd.co/QaBvtV

One thing I'd like to do is change the in-chat theme, the default one displays the time below the text.

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) said : #6

you need the update i guess so
i am easily able to open the menu
try reinstalling empathy..

Richard Eames (naddiseo) said : #7

Reinstalling didn't change anything. Could you send me a screenshot of what it looks like for you?

Best Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) said : #8

here is the screenshot http://imagebin.org/231474

Richard Eames (naddiseo) said : #9

Thanks Bilal Shahid, that solved my question.

Dejan Jovanović (dddejan) said : #10

I have the same problem (same picture as Richard), and I can't figure it out (gnome-shell, 12.10). My gchat contacts appear in Empathy, but I have no idea how to join an IRC room without a menu.

Richard Eames (naddiseo) said : #11

@Dejan, it's not obvious, the gnome/empathy people decided to use the interface in a way that isn't used for any other program (that I use, anyway). To get the empathy menu, you make sure empathy is the active program. Then you click on the name/icon that is just to the right of the "Activities" menu on gnome-shell.

Dejan Jovanović (dddejan) said : #12

Richard, you're a saver!
It's weird place to put the menu. I have a dual screen setup, with empathy on the 2nd screen, so I have to go to the 1st screen to get to the menu :(.