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Old 09-14-2003, 08:55 AM   #1
lizard99
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KDE menu disappeared after using Menu editor


I am fairly new to Linux, using Mandrake 9.1. I used the drake menu editor to add a new item to my menu. After that, the menu only contains the first 6 items (up to "what to do"). Essentially, the KDE menu items for all my installed programs disappeared! Is there are backup file I could restore or some type of recover utility? Help Please!
 
Old 09-14-2003, 10:31 AM   #2
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I think you can fix this by going to actions->Menu style in menudrake and then choosing 'administrator settings' or 'all aplications'. I always found it easier to use
kmenuedit
for editing the kde menu in mandrake.You can call it from a konsole. Menudrake seems to behave in weird ways.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 05:50 PM   #3
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Well, you've got me going down the right path. At least now I have menu items again. Using Menudrake as a regular user, if I select "administrator settings", then run Menudrake as root and select "Original menu", I do get the default KDE menu.

If I try switching back to the "All applications menu" (Mandrake Menu), everything is gone again. I would really like to restore the "All applications" menu if anyone has any insight as to how to do this.

Thanks quathsch!

[QUOTE]Originally posted by quatsch
 
Old 09-16-2003, 04:18 AM   #4
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by lizard99
Well, you've got me going down the right path. At least now I have menu items again. Using Menudrake as a regular user, if I select "administrator settings", then run Menudrake as root and select "Original menu", I do get the default KDE menu.

If I try switching back to the "All applications menu" (Mandrake Menu), everything is gone again. I would really like to restore the "All applications" menu if anyone has any insight as to how to do this.

Thanks quathsch!

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Originally posted by quatsch
Hi guys, after having the same problem I searched for an answer...I found this, so I've restored a KDE default menu, but would really like the 'All Apps'
menu too....eanyone have ant clues?

Chrisblob, New Zealand.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 11:39 AM   #5
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Chrisblob,

I eventually got mine to work, but I am not sure how. I made many changes as both root and as a regular user in menudrake.

I eventually ran into a configuration that worked, although I didn't record the specific order of the changes, so I am not sure what actually cured the problem. In the end, I ran menudrake as root and selected the Mandrake Menu, then ran menudrake as a regular user and selected "Administrator Menu" and (after reboot) the Mandrake Menu started working again.

- lizard99
 
Old 09-15-2006, 10:36 PM   #6
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Ctrl+M to toggle menu on/off in KDE 3.5

Try Ctrl+M to toggle menu on/off in KDE 3.5 (probably in other versions, too), or right-click in a KDE application's window and see first item in menu.
 
  


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