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loss of menu choices
« on: August 14, 2016, 09:39:45 pm »
I have happily used Peppermint 6 on my 4 Acer Aspire one's all of this year.

I have encountered a small problem on one of them recently and am sue that it is something stupid
that I have done.

The menu on the left hand side when I startup has now been reduced to the following :

Chromium
Software Manager
Terminal
Search
File Manager
Run
Logout

Please could someone help me get all the other choices back.

Many thanks,

Kevin Woodward

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Re: loss of menu choices
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 12:11:46 am »
Can you open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and post the output from this command
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ls -a ~/.config/menus
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Re: loss of menu choices
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 05:13:25 am »
Thanks for your reply.
Tried that but getting error message

cannot access /home/kevin/.config/menus: no such file   

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Re: loss of menu choices
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 02:21:26 pm »
Okay, try this .. open a terminal and run:
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mv ~/.cache/menus ~/.cache/menus-old
then
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lxpanelctl restart
now log off/on (or reboot)

does the menu work now ?
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Re: loss of menu choices
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 07:48:36 pm »
Thanks for trying to help but that did not work.
Maybe I should just re-install Peppermint 6 - but then I would lose my files etc



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Re: loss of menu choices
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 09:11:52 pm »
Do the menus work if you log into a guest session ?

if so, we could create a new user .. add it to the right groups .. copy across your docs/pics/etc .. then delete the old account
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