Applications menu disappeared

This morning when I turned on my laptop I noticed that the Applications menu in Ubuntu 9.10 had disappeared – well, not completely, it was still shown in the panel, but when clicking on it it only showed a tiny little rectangle instead of popping up the application list.

After a bit of googling around I found that the solution is really simple: just rename or delete the file

~/.config/menus/applications.menu

For some reason it had been created with a size of 0. As soon as I had deleted it the applications menu did show again!

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One Response to “Applications menu disappeared”

  1. Mahesh Says:

    The above dint solve my problem.

    you need to remove “applications.menu’ from
    /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu

    and then rename “applications.menu.bak”
    available in the same folder to “applications.menu”.
    The menu will appear in seconds.

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