[SOLVED] Can't add anything to the panel - 19.1

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[SOLVED] Can't add anything to the panel - 19.1

Post by rado84 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:11 am

After months of using 18.3, I finally decided to try 19.1 bc another forum user told me 19.1 no longer installs microcodes. And... I'm a bit disappointed: I can't add any program from the menu to the panel. In 18.3 if I wanted to add Firefox to the panel, it was enough to right click its icon in the menu and select "pin to panel". Now, in 19.1, that's impossible because every time I do that, another instance of "panel launchers" is added in the right corner of the panel. Needless to say, that's useless. I even fully updated the system and nothing changed...
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Re: Can't add anything to the panel - 19.1

Post by smurphos » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:13 am

Remove all panel launcher instances, add one via the applets menu and then restart Cinnamon via Ctrl-Alt-Esc before attempting to add new launchers from the menu. All should then be well.
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Re: Can't add anything to the panel - 19.1

Post by Valsodar » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:05 am

Yep, that worked for me. Thanks, smurphos. It would never cross my mind to restart Cinnamon. :)
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