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Old 09-18-2004, 11:30 AM   #1
Rory in Toronto
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Corrupt KDE Menu - how to rebuild


I was tweaking the Multimedia sub-folder for the KDE 3.2 menu in the menu editor. I did something to erase the whole multimedia folder. The programs can still be called up via
alt-F2, so they're still there.

Using kappfinder doesn't identify these programs to add back. If I right click on a file in Konqueror and select "open with" the full Multimedia sub-folder is still there!

So, it's like it's just hidden from the main KDE menu.

Any suggestions on how to get it back or how to rebuild the main KDE Menu?

Thanks,
Rory

SuSE 9.1 Pro
 
Old 09-18-2004, 11:32 AM   #2
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hi there

u should try deleting the .kde(hidden ) directory from ur user account(/root in case of user root)

this will set ur settings to default

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Old 09-18-2004, 11:39 AM   #3
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Yikes. Sounds scary. How do I do this? Once removed, do I need to reboot? And then the default KDE menu will come back?
 
Old 09-18-2004, 11:43 AM   #4
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hi there

if u r scared

move the .kde directory to different location(in case u ned that files later) which i do not think u will be requiring

and u just need to logout/login

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Old 09-18-2004, 12:34 PM   #5
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I removed the .kde directory and rebooted. Multimedia sub-folder is still not there. <scratch head>

But, my desktop/kicker/many Control Centre functions were reset to default. Wish I would have known that was going to happen. I would have prepared. I assumed it would just rebuild the kde menu.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 01:56 PM   #6
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hi there

i told u take the backup of the .kde directory(i.e move it to different location) if u were scared

also u could try out
rioght click on the kde menu
then choose menu editor
there u can create new submenus and add ur programs

it is going to take sometime for that

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