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No "File Panels Help" panel.

asked 2018-03-02 08:55:56 -0500

Chput gravatar image

updated 2018-03-02 15:53:59 -0500

Hello everyone!

What I see:

What I see

What I want to see:

What I want to see

I'm new to ROS and Linux and I'm really confused by this issue.

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gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-03-02 09:46:50 -0500 )edit

Post edited.

Chput gravatar image Chput  ( 2018-03-02 15:54:52 -0500 )edit

Is it perhaps at the top of the screen in the menu bar there? Does it change if you maximize the window? Maybe this:

William gravatar image William  ( 2018-03-02 17:16:15 -0500 )edit

Thanks everybody!

Chput gravatar image Chput  ( 2018-03-03 04:02:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-03-02 19:11:17 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

If you're using the Unity window management (default on recent versions of Ubuntu) you need to mouse over the title bar at the top to see the File menu at the top. If you move your mouse to the top of the screen I suspect you'll see it there.

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Thanks a lot! The issue seemed to be simple to answer, but so complicated to find answer ^^

Chput gravatar image Chput  ( 2018-03-03 04:01:56 -0500 )edit

answered 2021-05-26 02:46:22 -0500

updated 2021-05-26 02:48:09 -0500

To add to @tfoote's answer: If you had installed the Unity window manager before, but then switched to a different one (like XFCE or KDE), you might run into the situation that the menu bar is still hidden, but hovering the mouse at the top of the screen does nothing. To fix this, run:

sudo apt remove indicator-appmenu

This seems to be a bug in RViz (or Qt), since other (GTK-based) applications don't have this problem.

If you are running Unity, there are more hints on how to configure whether to hide the menu bar on a per-application basis here:

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