Bringing back the menubar?

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I was looking into how to bring back the menu bar on maximized windows in KDE.

I tried going through the KDE settings and Garuda's many windows and menus to see if I could find the option with no luck.

I was going through paru -Qe | rg garuda, and saw garuda-dr460nized, I tried removing it to see if the change for the menubar was there, and I saw no change.

I tried going through the themes folder in the Garuda GitLab with no luck either. I'm not a KDE or QT developer, so I'm having a tough time. One file that seemed like it might contain leads was this on But I think I'm looking in the wrong place.

Since I'm using the GruvBox theme (just a regular KDE theme), the menu bar is relatively important to me, I'm working around it by including the "Applications menu" button in System Settings (KDE) > Appearance > Global Theme > Window Decorations > Titlebar Buttons, not too sure what I'm doing.

You should have a global menu or apps menu widget on you main panel. Right click the pane, chose edit, mouseover thw widget and on the menu that pops up chose remove. Then you can run the below in Konsol and do a restart.

cd ~/.config
sed -i 's/MenuBar=Disabled/MenuBar=Enabled/' *rc

I love having the menubar embedded directly into the window titlebar.

Specifically this variant.

It's a window decoration theme.


If you had taken the time to search the forum you would of found that it's relatively simple to restore the menu bar. Matter of fact I just helped someone yesterday with it. Now do a proper search and find what I posted yesterday.

Well thank you for your earlier answer. I actually did look it up by looking for "menubar" in the reddit and in this forum, and I found a post from 2020 I believe that had that same solution, after I ran it I saw no change, and I tried cating all of the files which should have changed, and found no reference to these props. I just gave up since I had just installed it, and I needed access to the props so I just re-flashed my computer with the lite version because I didn't have the time and needed to use libreoffice.

Now here's the thing. Please remember that not all those who ask not having found an answer have not done a proper search. Please consider that maybe a person (because I'm a person too) could have missed it, specially since I've never used a forum with this interface. New interfaces confuse me like they do to anyone. To the next person that asks you about the menu bar, please at least give them a link, that's treating someone with respect. I don't want to use this forum any longer.

Lovely :smiley: I might try it out

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I'm sorry but if you had actually done a proper search you would of found several threads. That is why I did not post the link. I'm not the one that was disrespectful.

Please consider this one condescending response you have received is not representative of the entire community. @Locutus is not known for being friendly (no offense Locutus, a spade is a spade). Many of us do make an effort to provide helpful guidance, post links, encourage newcomers, et cetera, so to see the entire forum be dismissed because one person made a belittling comment is somewhat disappointing.

As for this comment:

I took a look and it appears the “help” being referenced here is actually just comment #2 in this very thread.

No need to post a link in this case, you can just scroll up a few lines. :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

@jaacko-torus can you please clarify if the issue has been resolved or not? I see there were a couple suggestions so far, but you didn’t specifically mention if your issue was addressed in a meaningful way.


There was nothing wrong with my response and you know it. Now let's please stay on subject.

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