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.TH "GNOME-GLOBALMENU" "1" "03. Feb. 2009" "Benjamin Marwell" ""
gnome\-globalmenu \- Global Menu for GNOME
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Global\ Menu is the globally-shared menu bar of all applications launched in your desktop session.
Global Menu consists two components:
- GTK Plugin (
- gnome-panel applet (GlobalMenu.PanelApplet). The applet also acts as a window selector.
On XFCE, a minimal applet (GlobalMenu.XfcePlugin) is also implemented.
After installation, Add to applet "Global Menu Panel Applet" to the panel, and enable the GTK plugin from the preference dialog of the applet.
The behavior of the applet is fully controlled via the preference dialog. The GTK plugin is affected by
\fB--verbose\fP produce a verbose log.
\fB--log-file=<file>\fP write the log into <file>.
\fB--disable\fP disable Global Menu.
This environment variable constains binary names of the applications for whom the GTK plugin module should be disabled.
For the complete and up-to-date documentation, please visit
This manual page was origninal written by Benjamin Marwell <>,
for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
Rewritten by Yu Feng <> on Feb 22 2009, before integrated into the project.