Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby kjomara on Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:52 pm

I had an app. hang today and re-booted out of it. When it finished booting I have no "task bar" or otherwise known as the menu panel. I had it set to auto hide and now it is permanently hidden. I can't open a terminal window either because I don't have a menu button, and I never copied a terminal shortcut to the desktop. Can anyone help me out of this? I'm running 64 bit Mint 14 with Mate desktop.
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:56 pm

press alt f2 and type in

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mate-terminal


now you'll have terminal now type in

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mate-panel --reset


hopefully that will help.
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby surferbob644 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:01 pm

Thanks. Had the same problem. I put the panel on the left and then it wouldn't show. I think compiz is not playing well. Thanks again.
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby rudar on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:56 pm

Excellent advice! It worked for me too :D Well done!
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby LinWinux on Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:24 am

If you reboot or login new and can't see anything to make even the terminal work (even though everything else appears to be in order), you should be able to hit ALT + F1 on your keyboard to force the menu to display on the desktop ... from where you'll then be able to select anything that you need. Depending on your system you may have to wait a few seconds before the menu appears. The ALT + F1 is in lieu of using the Windoze key which causes the Mint Menu to open on your screen.
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby dhimes on Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:07 am

Thank you! I was missing this too in 15 Olivia
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby andrekappert on Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:40 am

I just installed Linux Mint 16 Petra and after an update and after reboot my menu panel and icons were missing. A saw just a screen with the “welcome” screen”. I found out that on the left side I could leave the screen (but not on the whole height!!) I recognized this leaving the screen because I also have a Dual monitor computer. In “Configuratiescherm” onder “Schermen” (I have a Dutch version the translation must be something like “Configurationscreen” and “Monitors”, the actual program is mate-display-properties) I saw that I had a “Ghost” Monitor named “LAPTOP” . After turning this monitor off in this program my normal Desktop returned. Strange is that my computer has just one connection for a monitor (Shuttle SX35) and that the second monitor was not found before my first update(I had checked it immediately after a reinstall).
Programs can be started by the ALT F1 and right clicking on Desktop to start “Terminal”.
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Re: Help!! Mate menu panel suddenly missing

Postby Cheezy1 on Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:14 pm

Thank you I had the same problem with Mint 17 MATE.
Fixed now.
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