Non-unity based menu in Ubuntu

Last days I was experimenting with many different solutions regarding menu integration of LibreOffice in Unity, Ubuntu 14.04. Is there any simple solution not to have Unity menu integration, but just regular menu (as when installed from official web site) but without removing GNOME and GKT+ integration package (LO becomes ugly)?

Currently I am experiencing this bug ( as well as menu being disabled even though they should not be disabled. I am pretty sure it is Unity problem (but it could because by wrong code in LibreOffice) because under under user interfaces this problem does not exist. I will upload video of this second problem as well.

So my question is: How to keep GKT+ and GNOME integration of Libreoffice in Unity, but to exclude Unity menu integration?

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS: Remove LibreOffice and install it from official web site (DEB files). However by doing so, some problem appears regarding program icons on launcher (they are all grouped as one icon) and some dialogs are not nice as when they are installed via Ubuntu Software Center.

They won’t even bother to answer. Probably they will classify my question as “subjective” or “already answer”. But, the problem is evident and nobody is trying to solve it.

You could disable the unity menu entirely:

I tried this as well Ubuntu Unity Global Menu Can Now Be Disabled For Individual Applications ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog However, for every other application it works, but not for libreoffice :slight_smile: I typed in blacklist [‘libreoffice’,‘libreoffice-writer’] any idea why?

I believe you should type “soffice” there.

No, it does not work: “soffice” and “soffice.bin”

Unfortunately I’m out of ideas then.

Please try LibreOffice version 1:4.2.4~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty3 from the PPA at – it should fix Bug #1296715 “Menu items are greyed out in Libreoffice menu.” : Bugs : indicator-appmenu package : Ubuntu.

I installed newest version, but it didn’t fix my problem ( What I have discovered: if I have LO Quickstarter enabled, this problem appears when starting LO. However, when LO Quickstarted is disabled this problem does not appear when starting any LO program (for example Writer), but appears when I start another (Calc or Impress). Could this be of any help?

If the problem persists please write a proper bug report (for unity integration best on launchpad) including a well defined reproduction scenario.

Ok. I reported the bug here Bug #1360089 “libreoffice startup menu problems (busy mouse curs...” : Bugs : Unity