Integrating Eclipse’s menu with Unity’s Globalmenu (Ubuntu 13.04)

The following bug report in Unity makes it seem that Eclipse has been blacklisted from Unity’s global appmenu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/eclipse/+bug/937965

I wanted this done to reclaim some real-estate on my screen. The blacklist has been hard-coded in the binary and we need to replace the contents in order to work around it.

The workaround:

> cd /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/menuproxies
> sudo sed -i 's/Eclipse/Xclipse/' libappmenu.so

This works great, however I’ll suggest taking  a backup of libappmenu.so before changing it. Good luck!

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