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Old 05-04-2020, 01:50 PM   #1
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Seamonkey 2.53.2 appearance: No menus in all desktops and WMs


Hi everyone,

Seamonkey 2.53.2, coming as an update on 3rd May, 2020, to my Slackware64-14.2 system, starts with no menus. I can enter URLs and surf the web, but there are no menus, at all. In Seamonkey-Mail some menus are there, others are missing. I guess it's a Gtk-3 related issue, although 2.49.x, which was already Gtk-3 based for the most part, worked well here. BTW, I've tried it in KDE, Fluxbox and Xfce environments. Appearance is the same everywhere.

Does anyone else have similar problems? If so, did you find a solution?

Thanks in advance for any hints, what to check for in order to track this issue down.
Stay safe, everyone, and best regards,

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Old 05-04-2020, 03:11 PM   #2
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The menu bar is available for me.

"Right-click" in the area just below the title bar. A context menu should appear. Is Menu Bar enabled? Perhaps toggle just to shake things a little?
 
Old 05-04-2020, 03:17 PM   #3
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The menu bar is available for me.

"Right-click" in the area just below the title bar. A context menu should appear. Is Menu Bar enabled? Perhaps toggle just to shake things a little?
Yeah, I know that context menu, but like all the others it's unfortunately not available, since I upgraded...
Thanks, anyway!

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Old 05-04-2020, 03:44 PM   #4
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Possibly a corrupt package install? Perhaps reinstall the package? Possibly reinstall the previous version too as a confirmation of the problem?
 
Old 05-04-2020, 05:36 PM   #5
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Posting from Seamonkey 2.53.2 on Slackware64 14.2 with KDE. Everything looks like it should after the upgrade, although I seldom use Seamonkey.

In looking at this post, I discovered something new to me in Seamonkey. To the left of the Menu bar and of the Navigation and Toolbars, I see narrow boxes with a down-facing arrowhead and a bunch of dots.

Normal clicking on a box toggles it between minimizing and appearing: the bar or toolbar disappears but the narrow box remains but lays down sideways.

Right clicking on any vertical box causes a pop up to appear, from where you can toggle the bar/toolbar on or off.

Have you tried that?

TKS
 
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Old 05-04-2020, 07:44 PM   #6
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SOLVED --- obviously there was a problem with the profile.
I re-read the release notes, and they mention problems with Gtk3 in general, which was my first guess, and profiles when upgrading. Turns out, it was the latter. I deleted my profile file and the menus are back. Now I am setting up my e-mail accounts etc. again, one by one.

@TheTKS. I recommend you to read the release notes (a fast read, not too long, BTW). The changes you notice ("narrow boxes") have to do with Gtk3.

Thanks for your support!


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Old 05-04-2020, 09:30 PM   #7
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SOLVED --- obviously there was a problem with the profile.
Glad you got that sorted out.

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@TheTKS. I recommend you to read the release notes (a fast read, not too long, BTW). The changes you notice ("narrow boxes") have to do with Gtk3.
Ah, yes, RTFM. The funny thing is, I actually started reading the release notes but after not many words decided I didn't need to / want to read further (hasty decision.) Thanks for the tip. I will go look at the release notes because I'm curious the impact of GTK3 there.

TKS
 
Old 05-05-2020, 05:32 PM   #8
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Glad you got that sorted out.



Ah, yes, RTFM. The funny thing is, I actually started reading the release notes but after not many words decided I didn't need to / want to read further (hasty decision.) Thanks for the tip. I will go look at the release notes because I'm curious the impact of GTK3 there.

TKS
Yeah, it's a worthwile, not too long read. Howevever, they had this warning regarding profiles in the release notes of recent versions, but I haven't been hit by it --- until and including Seamonkey 2.53.1. Anyway, it's all my bad, nothing to blame on Seamonkey or Slackware side, obviously. RTFM.

gargamel

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