How To Disable The GNOME Shell AppMenu While Retaining Its Functionality

GNOME has introduced the AppMenu for some of its core applications a while back (for some applications like Epiphany, with GNOME 3.4 and for others like Nautilus, etc. with GNOME 3.6), meaning that part of the menu or the whole menu is displayed as a drop-down on the top GNOME Shell bar:Some applications now have two menus: an AppMenu that’s displayed on the top GNOME Shell bar which is used for actions that affect the entire application and another menu that’s displayed in the application window, which affects the currently focused window.  Such applications include: Nautilus 3.6+ (the AppMenu includes: Preferences, New Window items, etc., while the cog menu that’s displayed in the application window can be used to open a new tab, create a new folder, etc.), Totem 3.6+ (uses an AppMenu and a regular horizontal window menu) or Epiphany (Web) browser.Other GNOME applications only use an AppMenu, without a secondary window menu: GNOME Documents, Contacts, Boxes, Cheese or Empathy.While using an AppMenu for actions that affect the entire application and another one for window-specific actions makes sense in theory, in reality this has caused confusion, inconsistency and, some would say, no real benefit. Further more, GNOME Shell’s top

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