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    Default KDE Plasma globa appmenu shortcomings On Leap 15?

    I've started trying out KDE Plasma. One of the features I like most is global appmenu. But on Leap 15 it seems pretty limited - on many apps it simply does not work. On Libre Office you don't get any appmenus (neither global or "local"), in electron apps, gtk3 etc you get only local ones.

    On Tumbleweed (checked it on VM) after I've installed a couple of packages those started working. Those are some of those:

    dbus-broker
    libdbusmenu-tools
    libdbusmenu-tools
    libdbusmenu-gtk4
    libdbusmenu-gtk3-4
    libdbusmenu-gtk3-4
    libdbusmenu-glib4

    Is there any way to make those global menus more usable on Leap?

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    Default Re: KDE Plasma globa appmenu shortcomings On Leap 15?

    I'm not personally familiar with the global appmenu, if it's a relatively new feature it could be tied to your version of KDE

    If you're interested in installing later versions of KDE, you should find them in the KDE repositories

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    Default Re: KDE Plasma globa appmenu shortcomings On Leap 15?

    ok, I got it working to some degree. Initially I got unity packages installed to do the trick. Replaced it with the equivalents I got on Tumbleweed and it started working. What initially put my off is that I needed to do the reboot ( :facepalm: ).
    The only part that is still not working are Electron apps started through Flatpak (on TW they work as expected). Regular electron apps (Atom for example) display global menu as they should (at least so far ). Maybe it is something tied to Flatpak version etc - I really don't have a clue (any ideas?).

    The minor nitpick is the way GTK3 apps display global menus. It looks like the spacing between menu entries is uneven. What it really seems to do is that it inserts empty menu entries between correct ones. Really minor thing and not super annoying.

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    Default Re: KDE Plasma globa appmenu shortcomings On Leap 15?

    No cetain ideas about your Gtk apps...
    The idea of Flatpak is that everything needed is supposed to be included to eliminate (not reduce) dependencies on what may be provided on the system.

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    Default Re: KDE Plasma globa appmenu shortcomings On Leap 15?

    Please have a look at https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...49#post2900249
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    Default Re: KDE Plasma globa appmenu shortcomings On Leap 15?

    thx Knurpht, but I have the widget already installed - but hopefully others will find guide you linked to useful . My issue is that on gtk, electron and some other apps I didn't get those global menus at all, while on Tumbleweed they've been showing up correctly. Also I got a special bug with LibreOffice where I didn't get global menu... but also menus below titlebar were missing.
    Switching from unity packages used to handle those and using lidbus-gtk (and so on) resolved most of the problems as mentioned above. The only thing that I find currently missing are global menus on Electron apps that are "flatpaked" (on TW those show up as they should).

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