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Old 06-25-2016, 02:00 PM   #1
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Question Start menu & system tray has disappeared.


Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64 bit. I have been using this version for a couple of months now. Some how my system tray and start menu is gone. How can I get it back ?
 
Old 06-25-2016, 02:58 PM   #2
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Since your Start Menu is gone I don't see any way to get it back but to perform a fresh installation. W/o a terminal/konsole you wouldn't be able to install a DE either:-

Did the start menu and system tray disappear after an update?

Were you running the Cinnamon DE?
 
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Since your Start Menu is gone I don't see any way to get it back but to perform a fresh installation. W/o a terminal/konsole you wouldn't be able to install a DE either:-

Did the start menu and system tray disappear after an update?

Were you running the Cinnamon DE?
I am able to get to terminal if I right click on the screen then a window pops up with a list. One of the options is to create a new Launcher (the icon is a Rocket). However I don't know the location to point to load the files it needs.
 
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Create a new user, is tray there?
 
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Create a new user, is tray there?
No, there is nothing on the bottom of the desktop. However there are still a couple of shortcut icons still there on the left side of desktop. Also has a computer icon in the top left corner.
 
Old 06-26-2016, 07:13 PM   #6
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Have you tried moving the mouse arrow to the bottom of the screen?

If that doesn't work, press the Windows button on your keyboard, then Preferences->Panel->Auto hide panel: Always show panel.
 
Old 06-26-2016, 07:40 PM   #7
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Was there an interrupted upgrade? I'd run
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apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
to make sure your system is consistent.
 
Old 06-30-2016, 08:40 PM   #8
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Have you tried moving the mouse arrow to the bottom of the screen?

If that doesn't work, press the Windows button on your keyboard, then Preferences->Panel->Auto hide panel: Always show panel.
No luck with mouse to bottom. No response from the win key.
 
Old 07-01-2016, 06:51 AM   #9
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No luck with mouse to bottom. No response from the win key.
Ok. Just to check, are you using Cinnamon?
 
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Was there an interrupted upgrade? I'd run
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apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
to make sure your system is consistent.
FYI: In LinuxMint, the mintupdate tool uses "levels" (Levels [123] Checked are 'default').
Using the above command in a terminal bypasses those Levels and applies all updates, regardless of the setting in the MintUpdate tool.
And the same goes for synaptic commands that do the same thing.

If you want to run only the "default" levels (or the levels you have chosen), open a terminal, if you can (try with ctrl+alt+t) and issue:
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mintupdate
Have a Great Day!

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