February 19, 2009

Remove Gnome Globalmenu

I have been playing around with making Ubuntu look like Mac OSX, and when doing so I installed gnome2-globalmenu. Before the latest version there where no synaptic package available so one was left with manually compile and install the applet by hand. This worked and there are several guides written to guide you, but the problem arise when you want to uninstall it. I have been search the web but found only one forum discussion in german how to completely uninstall the gnome global menu.

First remove the applet and the environment variable GTK_MODULES.
After doing this normally one think you should be done, but NO you are not. Every time you start an application you get the error message.

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "globalmenu-gnome":
libglobalmenu-gnome.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or
To get rid of this, do the following:

Open gconf-editor, press alt+f2 and then run.
Disable globalmenu-gnome


Ben said...

Thank you very much. I've been looking all over for a solution to this.

Colin MacDonald said...

Wonderful, thanks for providing this solution.

Morten said...

Thank you very much

Quaresma said...


Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Marcelo Rodrigo said...

Thank you! Works like a magic :)

Kurikan yhteiskoulu said...

Thanks. I must also open this file with gedit ~/.gnomerc and remove this line export GTK_MODULES=libgnomenu