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#9

With global menu on the left part of panel :

With global menu at the center part of panel :

Is there is a kind of Z ( depth ) order for each part of panel,
left is at background,
right is just above left,
and center is at the top of both ?

Here are my top-panel settings :


( not the subject here, but you can also note there that screenshoting actual window takes a bit wider picture than actual window… )


No global menu, PPA source missing "ubuntu/global-menu-test"
#10

can you double check if this is a conflict between pixel saver and the global menu - can you remove pixel saver (logout and login) from the panel and check if the global menu works (or not)


#11

Without pixel saver :


…« fenêtres, aide » are missing, « script-fu » is truncated at same position, center of panel.

Same if there is only global menu at the left, and nothing else in panel, before you ask :wink:


#12

thanks - looks like the upstream dev has now moved to gitlab - the issue is this https://gitlab.com/vala-panel-project/vala-panel-appmenu/issues/222

As such it needs a fix there. If you can help to resolve then please do, and then we can include a fix in the ubuntu package itself.


#13

Ok…

Are you sure it’s a problem « inside » this applet ?

Isn’t it something related with the way budgie-panel organizes its different parts [ beginning | center | end ] ?


#14

Reading the upstream tracker, the dev thinks it is due to a change that was made by the applet itself - it used to work before the change.


#15

Thanks for explanations, as usual :wink:


#16

Well, maybe he thinks otherwise https://gitlab.com/vala-panel-project/vala-panel-appmenu/issues/222#note_90787024 :smile:


#17

Sounds like he just threw his arms in the air …!

Needs someone wonderful to investigate how applets are sized and why there is a difference between left align and centre align


#18

No, I am not thrown my arms in air. I know exactly why this happens, and I explained it now (but I think this is by design and will not be fixed)


#19

Good to know about the centre box issue. Maybe somehow there is a way to hide the various boxes if they don’t contain applets. As you say it is something that someone fiddling with the codebase could try to do and propose a patch to upstream.


#20

Hi there,

I have trouble installing Global Menu. I downloaded & installed the applet from the applets software but I can’t see it on my desktop. I tried to looked into Raven settings but found nothing. Once installed, should it be ready to use or does it need an action from myself?

Thanks for your help.


#21

All applets once installed appear in Budgie Desktop Settings - Panel - Add applet when you logout and login. You may have missed that bit at the top of the budgie-applets window :slight_smile:


#22

Ok now I see it. I was testing with Firefox and apparently (and unfortunately) it doesn’t work. But with Libre Office it is just fine. Thanks!


#23

check if there is a difference in behaviour between the snap version of firefox and the repository (debian) version of firefox


#24

Hi. Problem with global menu cutting is resolved?


#25

it works if you place the global menu in the center. There is a fix that is needed to make it work on the left or right hand side of a panel. Patches are welcome to support this


#26

Thank you very much. I’ll try


#27

It works with Firefox.

( no snap here )


#28

Discussion closed / limited for the moment.