Dear Matt,

> I had a similar problem with zeal. See teh warning at
> "Attention non-Unity users! Due to a bug in appmenu-qt5 package Zeal
> main menu might be missing on desktop environments other than Unity. A
> simple solution is to remove appmenu-qt5 package from your system. "
> Hope that helps

indeed, removing the package:

appmenu-qt5 (0.3.0+14.04.20140415-0ubuntu1)

fixes the problem (on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS). Great!


PS: simple test case which reproduces the problem:

> 2015-11-13 14:33 GMT+01:00 Georg Ritter <>:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I was wondering, before investigating further, if the following is a
>> known issue:
>> Some applications built using qt5 do not initialize the menu bar at the
>> top of the window (the one with menu entries "File", "Edit", etc.) when
>> they are opened in i3 (they do in other wm-s). Everything else such as
>> docking tools, app-child windows, etc. show up correctly.
>> This is i3-wm version 4.7.2-1 on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS.
>> It is unclear to me if this is a qt5 or i3 problem, so I ask here first,
>> as is seems likely somebody has seen this before.
>>         Georg

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