Using Eclipse under Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)

Just a quick tip you you try and use Eclipse under Ubuntu 11.04.

Because of the new global menubar thing (which I do quite like) and a bug with Java applications you cant get to any menu items in Eclipse.

To get round this you just need to run a command before you launch Eclipse. To assist with this I picked up a little script. Simple put this in a file, make it executable and run it:


Simple enough but tripped me up for a while.


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  • Polly

    ace, thanks for the tip! haven’t got round to upgrading yet but will definitely need this when I do!

  • Jan

    Thanks Matt,

    I was tearing my hair out on this. Agreed that I would give the global menu thing a good go, but Eclipse just wasn’t the same without its menus :)


  • W

    Thanks! Works perfectly :)

  • Michael

    Thank you!

  • David

    That was just what I needed. Thanks.
    Do you mind if I repost this on my blog?

  • Matt Oakes

    No problem everyone. Feel free to repost it :-)

  • quangtruong1985

    Great tip. Thanks so much.

  • liunx

    Thanks very much, i stuck with this problem, now, thanks to your tips!

  • Patrick

    Much easier to install eclipse plugins now that the Help menu is back ;)
    Thanks a lot for this tip !

  • Matt Oakes

    No problems! :-)

  • Wolfgang

    Thanks! Works perfectly :)

  • Ravi

    This is really a nice post, which worked for me. Thanks Buddy!

  • matto1990

    No problem!