How to enable global menu support?

Asked by Thomas Bollmeier on 2011-06-04

I have written a simple location finder application. It can be configured to have a menu. However when launched in Unity the menu does not show up in the panel but sticks to the application window. Although this is fine for me - as I actually do not like global menus;-) - I would like to integrate my application better into the Unity desktop. So my question is:

What do I have to do as an application developer to support a global menu in the panel? The application is written in C /GObject and uses GTK as UI library.

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2011-06-04
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2011-06-05
Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

Howto run an application with the menu enabled in the application and the panel.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/6784/is-it-possible-to-make-indicator-appmenu-ignore-a-specific-application

Or refer to 'Getting Help' section
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopExperienceTeam/ApplicationMenu

and globalmenu team.
https://launchpad.net/~globalmenu-team

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

Reference for developers.
http://developer.ubuntu.com/api/

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #3

Another idea would be to make your appmenu recognized as indicator.
Like the first example there by Florian Diesch (german ubuntuusers.de).
http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/use-classic-menu-in-unity-classicmenu.html
https://launchpad.net/~diesch

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