Some windows are not displaying context menu when right clicked on theirs title bar.

I'm talking about this menu: enter image description here

Such applications are: Libre Office, Firefox, Chromium (using system titlebar and border), QT Creator etc...

This is not happening on gnome apps like Nautilus or Gnome-Terminal... so this might be issue only with non-gnome applications only but I can't say for sure.

This behavior is known to me since Elementary OS Luna but it is still present.

Edit: This is not problem caused by VirtualBox, it is present on real machine too.

  • what are you using right now and did you make any tweaks to the UI ? Commented Sep 12, 2016 at 5:05
  • I'm using vanila Elementary OS. No modifications at all.
    – bokiscout
    Commented Sep 12, 2016 at 14:25
  • I was looking for something else and saw your bug so I tried and have the same issue. My profile was made from scratch, I imported settings to some apps (Chrome), but not others (LibreOffice), and can't see the menu in all of the apps you listed here. Commented Sep 13, 2016 at 12:39
  • Same problem here. Any idea ? Thanks in advance for hints !
    – user6323
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 13:17
  • Same problem, also ! May be a bug should be filed ? Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 10:45

2 Answers 2


There was a known issue in elementary OS Loki where context menus were not displayed for non-native or "client-side decorated" apps, like Firefox or Electron apps. However, this has been fixed in elementary OS Juno.


Try Elementary Tweaks. Might help.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip.scott/elementary-tweaks -y && sudo apt update && sudo apt install elementary-tweaks -y

Elementary Tweaks

  • Elementary Tweaks does not help ! Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 10:48

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