Hi. I have the following problem:

I've just installed WireframeSketcher 4.2.0 through Ubuntu Software Center (Ubuntu 13.10) or dpkg. The application installs and starts. The menu shows (I see File, View, Help, etc...), but it doesn't expand any item so I can't access any option (not even the bug reporter).

It appears to me that it shows an empty menu item (it doesn't print on screenshots, so I link a photo):

http://tinypic.com/r/14dg3fq/5 or http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/3751/jyru.jpg

This has only happened to me with WireframeSketcher. I've used previous versions of WireframeSketcher in Ubuntu 12.04 with no issue.

Thank very much for reading. I hope this was the right place to post this (I have no access to the bug reporter).


Hi Juan,

We were recently made aware of this problem with Eclipse on Ubuntu 13.10. It's a known Ubuntu bug tracked here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/java-common/+bug/1241101

My suggestion is to start WireframeSketcher like this to disable global menus and move them inside the application:

env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 /opt/WireframeSketcherStudio/sketcher

Let me know if this works for you.

Hi, Peter!

I have just tested your workaround and it works as you said. Now the menus are inside the application and I can make use of it.

Thank you very much for this useful workaround and for the information about the bug.

Kind regards, Juan

Hi Juan,

The latest version includes the fix with UBUNTU_MENUPROXY variable. So if you install the Debian package from our website this setting will be enabled automatically. See our latest blog post for more details:


Hi again, Peter.

Just to be informative, I've installed the new version (4.2.1) from the .deb package and in fact now I see the menus inside the window (that is, your former fix been applied without the need to type it in terminal).

Thank you very much for this facility. I hope WireframeSketcher will soon work with the Ubuntu Unity menus, but meanwhile it works and it's perfectly usable.