[KDE] Konsole missing settings and menu bar

Hi, I’m having a strange issue, where I am missing the settings menu from the right-click context menus, as well as the menu bar. I had removed the menu bar to achieve a minimal look, but when I went to get it back, I was surprised that I couldn’t find a way to do so, or to access the settings context menu I had used to customize my Konsole windows.

I couldn’t find a way to take a screenshot while the right-click context menu was activated, so please pardon the photo of my monitor - here is what my Konsole window looks like, and my available context menus:

I want to bring back the menu bar and the settings menu from the right-click context menu, similar to what’s shown here:

Here’s what I tried, but none have worked:

  • Follow the KDE docs to show Menubar
    • Pressing Ctrl+Shift+M just starts a new line on the terminal and no changes are made

The menubar is at the top of the Konsole window. If the menubar is hidden, Show Menu Bar can be reached by right clicking in the window (as long as no full screen application is running in that window such as vi, minicom, etc.). The default shortcut is listed after each menu item.

Alternatively you can use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+M to show or hide the menubar.

  • Updating Konsole with yay -S konsole

  • Un-installing and re-installing Konsole/Yakuake through GNOME Console

Regarding the settings context menu, I can access it with Ctrl+Shift+,, but I would like to know how to get it back, if possible.

I haven’t tested this so back this up (rename the folder) and see if it gives you a default view
ie rename this folder konsole1 etc if it doesnt work revert the change and report back

Have you made any other changes that may be interfering with this? I’ve never come across this and I customise the look of most my system

Thanks a lot for your help. I tried deleting the ~/.local/share/konsole folder and reinstalling Konsole, but that didn’t bring anything back.

Have you made any other changes that may be interfering with this?

The only thing I can think of is the tinkering I did with my themes and application style today, but I don’t think any of that should impact the availability of the settings option of the Konsole context menu.

It shouldn’t but try reverting them back and see if it makes a difference, best to rule out every possibilty

There may be other files related to the config of konsole but I’m a bit out of it to explore the system any further at the moment

Update: I tested Konsole with GNOME, and it works fine there with the menu bars, so it’s definitely a KDE thing and not a Konsole thing.

Thanks a lot for the help, I’ll do some more digging.

It would probably work like that if you created a new user and logged in with kde as well. I hope you get it going again

Do you have both GNOME and KDE installed? This can cause various bugs

How’d you end up solving it? Was it the theme?

It shouldn’t but try reverting them back and see if it makes a difference, best to rule out every possibilty

Toggling the Application Style on and off for both Plasma and GNOME/GTK Application Style seems to have fixed it, and I’ve been able to bring back the menu bar:

Still can’t use Ctrl+Shift+M to toggle the menu bar on and off for some reason, but I’m happy as long as it’s accessible.

Thank you for your help!

Not sure what could be causing this, but as long as you are happy with the result

A bit of a side note, but I started out with GNOME as I wanted something drastically different from Windows and default KDE reminded me too much of Windows and my previous Manjaro KDE experiences, which I didn’t like.

So I spent two days getting a GNOME setup that I was pretty happy with, but I realized I was jumping through too many hoops and having to install extensions to customize GNOME in the way that I wanted, whereas many of those options are available by default on KDE. So I switched to KDE, and I’m actually happier with my customized KDE than I was with GNOME.

I was thinking that I would keep the GNOME DE installed just in case I want to switch things up from KDE, but if having both DEs can lead to bugs, I may just uninstall GNOME and only use KDE going forward.

Thanks for your advice and help.

Yer I would have done a clean install with only one desktop as I mentioned this can cause all sorts of issues, and you’re welcome, always happy to try help someone

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