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KDE window menubar lost after disabling xbar widget

ranadip
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This is not the usual Ctrl-M hide-show problem.
I enabled the xbar widget which extracted the menubars from all KDE apps (Konsole, Konqueror, Okular, etc). I am (was?) also using bespin style. But it did not work all to my liking, so I removed the xbar widget. I assumed the menubars will happily return back on to the windows, but they didn't. I tried logging out and in, enabling and disabling xbar multiple times, changing the style to oxygen, adding macStyle = false in .kde/config/kdeglobals file (under KDE section) (and logging out and in after that), removing the xbar widget package altogether, etc etc (whew!!!!) but still the menu bar hasn't returned :( .
I am able to get it back if I start with a fresh .kde directory, but I have a lot of customisations done like positioning my news widgets, icons, themes, etc so dont want to start all over again. I know it's somewhere in there in the .kde folder but I am not able to get the right setting to enable the menu bar (macStyle doesn't work).
Anybody knows a beter solution than to start with a fresh .kde directory?
ranadip
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Found the solution at last.
Did a "grep -i" for menubar in .kde/share/config directory, and it came up with 2 files konsolerc and systemsettingsrc that had "Menubar=Disabled". Removed the 2 entries and the menubar is back where it belongs. (I guess the konsolerc entry got in there while I was fiddling with the "show menu bar" context menu option in konsole main window, but the main culprit was the systemsettingsrc entry which disabled the menubar in all kde applications)
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Note that System Settings forcibly disables its own MenuBar, it is not possible to enable it, however it should never be able to affect other applications.


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