Monday, 27 September 2010

How to fix Applications / System Menus are empty in ubuntu

If you see your Applications / System Menus are empty in ubuntu run the following commands from your terminal (Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal)

cd /home/user/.config/

rm -R menus/

Most of the configuration files from home directory, when deleted, they reset the settings for the concerned application and the files themselves are recreated when that application is run again.


  1. obviously if the menu is empty you CANNOT get Accessories menu so its a joke ...

    Type ctrl+alt+T to get the term
    or hit ALT+F2 and then type in 'gnome-terminal'

  2. This did the trick for me...

    sudo dpkg --configure -a

    Can't claim to be a genius... I tried "sudo apt-get update" in terminal, and it got half way through and then told me I had to run the above command. Worked a treat!