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    Default Menubar has vanished under i3

    Hello,
    I used KDE in the past and I used the Global Menu widget for moving the menubar of all applications to a panel instead of the respective window.
    I moved to i3 a while back and everything was fine, but recently, after I updated my system, the menubar, which previously showed up normally inside of the respective widnows in i3, has vanished for most apps. What I found out was, that KDE has changed the behavior of this widget since I used it. Before, it had a special toggle in the settings, but now, it automatically turns on if you add the widget. I didn't touch the settings when moving to i3, so it was definitely turned on when I last checked, but I tried removing all the Global Menu widgets. In KDE, the menubars now show up normally, but not under i3. I made libreoffice work by removing the package libreoffice-gtk3, but that's far from a permanent solution and it obviously dosn't solve this for other apps.
    It is surprising how unusable programs are without the menubar.
    Thanks a lot for your help,
    GS

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    Default Re: Menubar has vanished under i3

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    Default Re: Menubar has vanished under i3

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    Default Re: Menubar has vanished under i3

    I guess no one here has a solution ...

    Why not file a bug report over at KDE's bugzilla: https://bugs.kde.org/
    Regards, Paul

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    Default Re: Menubar has vanished under i3

    To be honest I don't know if it's a bug. It might be a weird combination of configs and installed packages, but I don't know where to find more information about what can cause this. It's probably worth trying.

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