[SOLVED] KDE menubar disappeared

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[SOLVED] KDE menubar disappeared

#1 Post by alenist »

I am running Debian 10.9 with KDE plasma version 5.14.5. Some days ago I tried to install plasma-workspace-wayland because I read that it should allow to scale displays separately (I have a HD monitor and an UHD projector). I wasn't able to launch the KDE-Wayland session and I removed the package.
After a while I noticed that Libreoffice menus had disappeared. I managed to get them back but now they look really ugly (old X style), and the same for the toolbars. Then I also noticed that the menubar had disappeared in all KDE applications such as Kate, Okular and Dolphin. I tried to recover the menubars but I was not able to do that.
I wonder if all this mess depends on the installation and removal of plasma-workspace-wayland or there were bugs in the last updates. Anyway, I would like to go back to normal, but I am not able to do that, so any suggestion is welcome.
Thanks
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Re: KDE menubar disappeared

#2 Post by sunrat »

Wayland is not complete in Buster KDE, in fact it is still being worked on feverishly for Plasma 5.21 which version won't even be in Bullseye.
Shot in the dark, try:

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dpkg-reconfigure kwin-x11
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Re: KDE menubar disappeared

#3 Post by alenist »

Thanks. It didn't work.

Funny thing is that in katerc there is a line

Show Menu Bar = True

In Okular there was a line

MenuBar=Disabled

that I changed in

MenuiBar=Enabled

but it still doesn't work. Ctrl+m does nothing.

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Re: KDE menubar disappeared

#4 Post by alenist »

I solved it! When trying to recover libreoffice menubar I changed some settings, including enabling the

Application Menu Daemon (in settings, startup and shutdown, background services)

Disabling it (and reinstalling libreoffice.kde5 to get back the good-looking libreoffice menu and toolbars) did the trick.

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