Friday, January 05, 2007

Reset applications menu

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I was playing a bit with the Alacarte menu-editor that is by default installed on my Ubuntu system after some items were added to my menu by wine but I didn't like that submenu wine created. I'm not a big fan of Alacarte as it seemed to have some problems for me, but I guess these will be resolved in the next Ubuntu release. After all, I'm using a "technology preview", 6.10, that is.
To make a long story short, I wanted to revert my menu to the default, the menu a new user would get. After some searching, I found a quick solution; here it is:

You have to remove the file ~/.config/menus/ which you can do in a lot of different ways (choose one):
  • Open the "Run" dialog with Alt-F2 and type in (or copy from here): rm ~/.config/menus/ and choose Run

  • Open a terminal and enter the same command and press Enter

  • Open the directory by pressing Ctrl-L after clicking on a filemanager window or your desktop and enter ~/.config/menus/ and choose Open, then delete the file
After this, open your Applications menu, and you'll see it was reverted to the default!

See you !

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Anonymous Anonymous knowledgely replied ...

I was looking all over for the answer to the question of where the settings for the menu were stored, and your article answered it nicely....finally got rid of a few old leftover folder entries in the main menu that were driving me crazy! Thanks.

-FZ -

2:21 PM, August 28, 2008  
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