Many users when switching from Ubuntu to other official flavors or simply to other Ubuntu-based distributions such as Linux Mint or Elementary OS, Ubuntu and Unity items such as the Global Menu are often missing. This program is very useful if you really learn how it works, so Ubuntu would include it in Unity, as well as other desktops are doing, but in the case of Pantheon is not found because does not meet the Apple standard that Elementary OS, Despite being very useful for users.
However this application not available in Elementary OS repositories, So to install it we have to resort to an external repository that installs the deb packages and after that installs the program in our version of Elementary OS.
Global Menu installation
Installing Global Menu on Elementary OS, although it seems difficult is very simple and any novice user can do it. To do this we open a terminal and write the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:varlesh-l/test sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install –reinstall wingpanel=0.3~r217-1 indicator-appmenu
So far it would be the installation commands, a few simple and straightforward commands that you just have to copy and paste into the terminal. Now the following commands correspond to the configuration and start-up of the service, something also necessary for Global Menu to work properly:
gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.wingpanel blacklist “[”]” killall wingpanel
With these steps we will already have Global Menu running on Elementary OS and forever, that is, that with each start the program starts without having to do it manually.
However, if you are thinking of switching, it is best not to get used to very specific Ubuntu options such as the Unity dock or the Global Menu, items that are simply not to be found in other distributions. But if you use Elementary OS and want to try it, here’s the best way to do it Don’t you believe?