Issue 98157 - OOo doesn't advertise menus properly > Not compatible with a global menu solution
Summary: OOo doesn't advertise menus properly > Not compatible with a global menu solu...
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Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: not determined
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2009-01-16 18:44 UTC by teolemon
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:38 UTC (History)
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Description teolemon 2009-01-16 18:44:12 UTC
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Activate GTK GlobalMenu as shown on the related links
2. After its installation, open OpenOffice
3. You normally opened a normal instance of OpenOffice.

Actual Results:  
The OpenOffice toolbar is in the window when GTK GlobalMenu is

Expected Results:  
I would like to see the OpenOffice toolbar outside the main window, like what
you would see on a Mac.

Here's the link to the project.

I understand that it might not be at the top of the priorities, but as we're
considering being included in Gnome, we need to be compatible with all the major
apps (Java apps and Firefox do not work at the moment).
Any pointers would be welcome, although none of us has what it takes to patch
OpenOffice alone.
Comment 1 teolemon 2009-03-13 08:06:08 UTC
Is anyone interested by mentoring a student on a project to solve this bug as
part of Google's Summer of Code ? We need people interested to get in touch
before tonight midnight, Mountain View time.

Please contact Yu Feng (
Comment 2 Olaf Felka 2009-04-01 16:27:26 UTC
@ pl: What do you think of this?
Comment 3 philipp.lohmann 2009-04-01 16:36:55 UTC
I think that somebody would need to implement a full blown native menu
implementation in the gtk plugin for this.
Comment 4 thorsten.martens 2009-08-26 08:18:29 UTC
Comment 5 dannew 2010-10-12 16:17:49 UTC
Ubuntu Netbook uses global menu as default, so the number of users affected by 
this just increased a lot.