IntelliJ IDEA 2021.2 Help

Linux native menu

In IntelliJ IDEA for Linux, you can use the global main menu similar to macOS – a horizontal menu attached to the top of the screen. By default, this menu is enabled, although not all Linux desktop environments support it natively.

Linux native menu enabled for the IDE

Disable the native menu

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A to open the Find Action dialog, then type Experimental features, and press Enter.

  2. Clear the checkbox next to the linux.native.menu item, apply the changes, and close the dialog.

  3. Restart IntelliJ IDEA.

Troubleshoot

The native menu might not display on some desktop environments. If you have followed the steps described on this page, but the menu doesn't appear, install JavaFX Runtime for Plugins from the JetBrains plugin repository.

Last modified: 08 March 2021