Ubuntu - Show the Window Menus in Title Bar

September 2016


The way Ubuntu displays the control elements (File, View, Go....) for program windows may seems pretty awkward, especially if you are new to Linux. By default the menus for file-handling program are displayed directly into Ubuntu's Menu bar. This tutorial explains how to configure Ubuntu to display the menus directly in title bar of your programs:

Click on the System Settings icon located in the launcher. Then go to Appearance > Behavior.

Under Show the menus for a Window, select In the window's title bar:


Thats it.

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