When I run bitcoin-qt on Ubuntu 12.04, I see this:

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As you can see, there is no menu on the top menu bar. There is the "beginning" of a menu with the word "Bitcoin" but there are no "File", "Settings", or "Help" menu titles. Clicking on the word "Bitcoin" in the menu bar does nothing.

According to this it seems there should be a menu.

How do I get the menu to work?

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This happens with many Ubuntu Apps. The simplest solution is to tap Alt any type the name of the menu item you wish to find.

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Alternatively, hit Ctrl-Alt-F2, log in, type DISPLAY=:0.0 unity --replace hit Enter, and then do Ctrl-Alt-F7. The menu bars and the windowing system will reload.


This solved it on Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get remove appmenu-qt5

and the menu was visible when bitcoin-qt (bitcoin-0.13.0rc1, compiled from source) restarted.

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