Lost Panels, Menu and Alt+f2

Lost Panels, Menu and Alt+f2

Postby casperboy77 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:59 am

I installed Linux Mint 14 with the MATE desktop environment. I decided that I really wanted to try Cinnamon. When I installed Cinnamon I lost the panels, menu and alt+f2 doesn't work. One good thing is docky continued to work and I had terminal in docky. Reading a few forums I was able to uninstall and remove Cinnamon and go back to MATE but I don't have the panel,menu or alt+f2 function. I tried removing the hidden folders as one post suggested, etc., nothing is working. Is there a way to simply reinstall mate fresh without loosing everything?

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Lost Panels, Menu and Alt+f2

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:52 pm

since you stated you read few forums so I assume you tried resetting the mate-panel

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mate-panel --reset


If that does not or didn't work you can try this at your own risk:

viewtopic.php?f=199&t=103959#p588856

Okay, perhaps this will help. There used to be an easy fix that would restore your panels back to their default settings quickly in the bad old days of Gnome 2.x. I've modified that trick to (hopefully) work with MATE.

Open up a terminal and type the following commands:

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mateconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel
rm -rf ~/.mateconf/apps/panel
pkill mate-panel

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