Missing menu items from Slicer Application Main Window


I downloaded the nightly Windows installer and installed it on my Windows 10 Pro laptop.

Slicer’s Main Application menu seems to be missing (File, Edit, View and Help). see below


My laptop system information can be found below (**)

Is this an known issue?

I am happy to provide more information to help resolve the issue

Thank you!



OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.16299 Build 16299
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name GONDAR
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model XPS 15 9550
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU 06E4
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, 2601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 1.2.29, 7/24/2017
SMBIOS Version 2.8
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BaseBoard Manufacturer Dell Inc.
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State Off
PCR7 Configuration Elevation Required to View
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = “10.0.16299.371”
User Name GONDAR\andinet
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 31.8 GB
Available Physical Memory 21.0 GB
Total Virtual Memory 36.6 GB
Available Virtual Memory 25.9 GB
Page File Space 4.75 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Virtualization-based security Running
Virtualization-based security Required Security Properties
Virtualization-based security Available Security Properties Base Virtualization Support, DMA Protection, UEFI Code Readonly, SMM Security Mitigations 1.0
Virtualization-based security Services Configured
Virtualization-based security Services Running
Device Encryption Support Elevation Required to View
A hypervisor has been detected. Features required for Hyper-V will not be displayed.

This is a known issue with all Qt5 applications on some laptops that have both Intel and NVidia graphics card. One solution is to set your NVidia application settings to use NVidia for 3D Slicer (SlicerApp-real.exe).

Intel has acknowledged that this is an issue in their graphics card driver that was introduced in x.x.x.4627 and they fixed the problem in driver version: x.x.x.4729.


Hi, I am having the same issue. Not sure how to fix it as my computer is not finding any updates for drivers when I try to search for an update?

You can find and install updated driver manually or to set your NVidia application settings to use NVidia (high-performance graphics) for 3D Slicer. You need to choose SlicerApp-real.exe (not Slicer.exe) file when you set application-specific settings.