[SOLVED] Menu missing "Office" applications

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[SOLVED] Menu missing "Office" applications

Postby JoeInMN on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:33 pm

Hello,

I run LM13 KDE on my Asus EEE netbook. It runs just fine, but a few days ago I decided to install XFCE as well, to see whether it would be any lighter/faster on this machine. It runs OK too, though I much prefer using KDE. However, and whether this was entirely an effect of the XFCE installation or not, I don't know, when I went back to KDE I found the main menu (both Kickoff and Lancelot) had been rearranged, and was missing a number of the KDE-related items. I went into the menu editor and tried adding some things back, and somehow the menu ended up completely devoid of applications. Favorites were still there, and applications would launch through the search box, but all of the submenus for Education/Games/Utilities etc. were gone. I ran kbuildsycoca4 -noincremental in a terminal as suggested by several posts in other forums, and this seemed to restore the menu, but I soon noticed that the rather important "Office" submenu is still missing. My question obviously is, is there a way to completely restore the menu structure, without having to manually build it in the editor? I don't think I can remember the command lines for a lot of the things I use.

Thanks!
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Re: Menu missing "Office" applications

Postby JoeInMN on Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:41 pm

New wrinkle: WiFi is down at the house, so I have been online in coffee shops. When I got home last night after posting the above, I started up the netbook and saw that the Office applications had reappeared (Libreoffice, E-book reader, AbiWord etc.). Now that I've started up here to post that the problem had resolved itself, however, I find that the Office section has again disappeared. Quite annoying, really.
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Re: Menu missing "Office" applications

Postby Malsasa on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:07 pm

In KDE forum, I see SOLVED thread with same problem (menu is missing): upgrading KDE solves this problem. You have same problem like me ;) I use now KDE 4.8, same version as release time of Ubuntu 12.04. I never update my system.

All decisions is yours.
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Re: Menu missing "Office" applications

Postby JoeInMN on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:14 pm

Malsasa wrote:In KDE forum, I see SOLVED thread with same problem (menu is missing): upgrading KDE solves this problem. You have same problem like me ;) I use now KDE 4.8, same version as release time of Ubuntu 12.04. I never update my system.

All decisions is yours.


Thanks, but now I've found that doing Edit / Restore to System Menu in the Menu Editor fixes it, as far as I can tell.
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