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


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!


One thought on “Applications menu disappeared

  1. The above dint solve my problem.

    you need to remove “’ from

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

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