[Techtalk] Ubuntu menu falling apart

Anne Wainwright anotheranne at fables.co.za
Fri Sep 3 17:44:37 UTC 2010

Hello, Little girl,

see below

On Thu, 2 Sep 2010 10:00:41 -0400
Little Girl <littlergirl at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey there,
> Anne Wainwright wrote:
> > Thanks for all the suggestions but I did not solve the issue this
> > way. I did try, renamed the directories with a .old extension. But
> > a restart did not return to anything like a default situation.
> Did you rename the .gnome and .gconf directories or just the .gnome
> ones? You might have to rename them both.
Both, without luck

> > I found that a right-click on the 'Applications' menu item brought
> > up an option 'Edit Menu' which allowed me to do just that by
> > ticking the menu headings and applications that I wanted. So I
> > would say that the menu files were not corrupted per se, but
> > something did happen to cleanly remove many of the entries.
> Is it possible nothing untoward happened (as far as a hardware or
> software malfunction), and someone simply manually removed certain
> things from the panel(s)?
I wasn't there, who knows what was done?
> > Wierd. (gee, that looks wierd, is is really spelt like that?).
> Nope! This is one of the words that makes me wonder why they pounded
> "I before E except after C" into us as children. (:
> > Otherwise we are back to normal.
> Glad to hear it! (:

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