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In the Version 10 interface, at least by default, there is no longer a common menu bar in a separate window, and menus appear to be localized to individual Notebook windows. If I select a Palette and attempt to use the menu in an adjacent Notebook, specifically Generate Notebook from Palette, the Palette loses focus and that menu item is disabled.

  1. Can I restore the common menu bar from earlier versions?

  2. If not what is the fastest and simplest way to apply these commands?

  3. When is the Generate Notebook from Palette item not disabled? I have been unable to use it.

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Should this be tagged windows? On OS X, no window has a menu. All menus located in top of screen menu bar. –  m_goldberg Jul 11 '14 at 22:56
The same dropdown where you can choose global, selection, selected notebook, ..... Anyway, this would force you to save the palette WITH the menu bar on. That's not good –  Rojo Jul 11 '14 at 23:22
Haha. Btw, there's also selecting the palette and using ctrl+shift+o shortcut –  Rojo Jul 11 '14 at 23:37
BTW I like the new window/menu setup. It has several advantages: You can now switch between windows using the windows taskbar buttons, and the menu is never covered by another Mathematica window. You can still have a menu-free window by pressing F12. –  Sjoerd C. de Vries Jul 12 '14 at 0:55
This question has not been resolved after more than a month. It seems to me that it deserves to be tagged as bug, at least in windows. Don't you agree? –  magma Aug 17 '14 at 22:49

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