Gvim menu bar missing

9 March 2009

I just opened gvim on my Ubuntu (Hardy Heron) box and found there was no menu bar (File, Edit, etc).

After messing with some guioptions and getting nowhere I ran gvim as root (using sudo) and the menu bar was there. The answer came from a forum post by “Marko”:

Delete the file ~/.gnome2/Vim

It will be recreated when you run gvim again. With luck, the menu will be displayed again.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott @ 4:04 am