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.

2 comments:

  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'

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  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!

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