Manage apps & settings with the menu bar

The menu bar is the dark strip on the top of your screen. It contains the window management buttons, the app menus, and the status menus.

Window management buttons

The window management buttons are on the top left corner of windows. When maximized, the buttons are in the top left of the screen. Click the buttons to close, minimize, maximize or restore windows.

App menus

The app menus are located to the right of the window mangement buttons. Unity hides the app menus and the window management buttons unless you move your mouse pointer to the top left of the screen or press Alt+F10. This feature enables you to see more of your content at once, which is especially valuable on small screens like netbooks.

Disable the app menu

It's possible to remove the app menu integration if you prefer to have your menus attached to the window instead of the menu bar.

Disabling the app menus will break the HUD.

  1. Click this link to open the Software Center.

  2. Click Remove.

  3. 您将需要注销,然后重新登录,此项更改才能生效。

Status menus

Ubuntu has several different status menus (sometimes referred to as indicators) on the right side of the menu bar. The status menus are a convenient place where you can check and modify the state of your computer and applications.

List of status menus and what they do

  • 消息菜单消息图标


  • 电池菜单电池图标


  • 蓝牙菜单蓝牙图标


  • Network menu Offline network icon


  • 声音菜单音量图标

    设置音量、配置声音设置和控制媒体播放器,如 Rythmbox

  • 时钟

    Access the current time and date. Appointments from your Evolution calendar can also display here.

  • 系统菜单“Power cog”图标

    Access details about your computer, this help guide, and system settings. Switch users, lock screen, log out, suspend, restart or shutdown your computer.


    其他程序,如 TomboyTransmission 也可将指示器菜单添加到面板。