Hi there… so I’m going through my files and organizing things, and I went to change the view in a folder and I realized the menu bar (where File, Edit, View, etc live) is just… gone.
I did find the KDE docs page here that explains that CTRL+M will show the menu bar.
Well… it isn’t working. I even restarted my computer. Tried both Control keys (in case it was sensitive as to whether it’s the left or right control key) and still nothing.
Is this something anyone else has encountered? Anyone have a fix? Currently I have to go to the hamburger menu, then go all the way down to the “More” option to see the regular menu options. I’ve checked my settings for Dolphin and I can’t see where to turn the menu back on if CTRL+M doesn’t work.
Picture of the only place I can find the traditional Menu settings
First of all, if you just want to change the configuration and always have the old-school application menus - you can open the hamburger menu, click “More” and then check “Show Menubar with all actions”.
Other than that - regarding the non-working keyboard shortcut - are you perhaps using a Dvorak layout (or another non-QWERTY layout)?
OK… I don’t know why the shortcut doesn’t work for you, and I have a feeling its a big issue and will be a problem in the future - but instead of debugging that, here’s a silly workaround for how to get your menubar back:
And well, it’s just plain not showing up. I clicked apply, I clicked OK, I closed it, I reopened it, and the button just… will not show up. I even moved it to be between the Search and Open Menu icon to see if it would show up there. And it doesn’t.
So… yeah… thinking something is SERIOUSLY janked in my system at this point.
Editing this post because I reached max number of posts for a new user on day 1
Well, I tried it. Even rebooted just to be sure.
No dice. And i made sure to reboot without opening Dolphin just to be safe.
Still no menu bar. Still no option under “More”.
I also thought to check some other programs, and any program that should have a menu bar like that. From LibreOffice Write to OBS doesn’t have one. They seem to be gone from my system entirely. Which is worrying tbh
I’ve installed Kubuntu 23.04 and tried to mess with Dolphin. I can get the menu bar to work with the UI, but I can’t get it to work with editing the configuration file - Dolphin somehow detects that I messed with the configuration file and rewrites it. This is probably the reason it didn’t work for you.
Can you try to delete the .config/dolphinrc file and see if that helps Dolphin behave better?