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Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by boysha » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:55 pm

Somehow all my applications are missing from my Mint Menu. I added a Mate menu and they are all there.
However, after many try-outs with different suggestions from other users, I couldn't get the Mint Menu to show
the applications. Please help.
I attached a photo of how it looks like on my monitor.
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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by gm10 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:01 pm

You probably messed something up using the editor (which is not entirely stable). Suggest you rename the folder ~/.linuxmint/mintMenu/ (it holds your customizations) and then right-click the mintMenu to "Reload plugins".

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by boysha » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:46 pm

Thanks. I tried that and nothing happen. I also checked MintMenu folder and applications folder is empty. I am not sure if that tells you anything.
Any other suggestion?

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by gm10 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:10 pm

There's still ~/.config/mintmenu but I don't see how you could mess that up to prevent the applications list from loading. Everything else isn't specific to the mint menu and should affect other menus as well.

Maybe apt install --reinstall mintmenu just in case.

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by trytip » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:29 pm

my apps are different using xfce menu and cinnamon menu. some apps show in cinnamon and not in xfce and vice versa.
what is your original desktop and mint version?
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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by boysha » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:54 pm

apt install --reinstall mintmenu - didn't do anything - but thanks!
I run Linux Mint 18.3 Mate 64bit
I can not find any sane explanation for this.

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by gm10 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:16 pm

boysha wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:54 pm
I can not find any sane explanation for this.
Yeah, me neither. The application list is generated based on the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications and ~/.local/share/applications, but if you wiped those the other menus would also stop working, so that cannot be the answer...

Just use mate-applet-brisk-menu, it's fairly similar, anyway. :P

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by boysha » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:59 pm

Thanks. Yes, Brisk Menu looks good and works fine.
However, I will have to continue to find out why this happen to my Mint Menu. Cheers!

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by all41 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:12 pm

Try this in a terminal:

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mintmenu --reset
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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by boysha » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:30 pm

Yes, I tried that earlier and nothing happened. Thanks.

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by boysha » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:58 pm

If anybody else has an idea where my applications could have gone from my Mint Menu,
I would really appreciate some help. :(

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by MrEen » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:05 pm

I have no idea if permissions could cause this. Just in case it can, does find $HOME ! -user $USER return anything?

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by boysha » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:53 pm

This what I got:
/home/neb/.dbus/session-bus/616c389ade1543cc8277edc9c5598ea2-0
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-57-03.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-53-06.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-59-17.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-56-39.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-53-17.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-58-42.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-50-06.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-53-25.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-58-50.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-50-15.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-48-56.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-59-10.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-49-15.png
/home/neb/Pictures/Goga/Gifs/Picture 2018-07-04 20-49-30.png
/home/neb/GDrive/CAD_LINUX/Smooth Curves in AutoCAD.txt
/home/neb/GDrive/CAD_LINUX/Capture.PNG
/home/neb/.cache/dconf
find: '/home/neb/.cache/dconf': Permission denied

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by MrEen » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:04 pm

This should restore home files to your ownership: sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /home/$USER

I'm suspecting it won't help, but check your menu when done.

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by boysha » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:27 pm

No. It didn't fix it but thank you for your advice. It is so very weird.
I remember that I installed Sayonara music player from deb file and I have a feeling that right after
I noticed my applications missing. Not sure if that is in any way related.
Thanks anyway.
I hope someone will come up with a fix for my situation.

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by all41 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:47 pm

Perhaps your applications menu is actually populated but not visible
Try typing "welcome" into the search window and then hit enter--does the welcome screen open?
Try clicking around in the blank space to see if anything opens.

Also try adding a new advanced menu by right clicking an empty spot on the panel and choose "Add to Panel"
then scroll down to Mint menu - Advanced menu and then click the "Add" button at the bottom.
Does it look normal? If not then right click the panel icon for it and choose "Remove From Panel"
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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by boysha » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:53 pm

Search works but no, there is nothing in applications. I tried to click all over, everywhere etc. Thanks, that was a good suggestion.

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by MrEen » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:11 pm

Just an interesting (to me) observation;

You say it may have started after installing Sayonara music player. Your picture shows the cursor over the menu button, but it appears Sound & Video is selected.

Could be a coincidence, but I'd try uninstalling that app to see if that fixes the menu. Or maybe apt install -f and or sudo dpkg --configure -a might fix it?

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by boysha » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:27 pm

That was the first thing I did - uninstall Sayonara. No that didn't help.
I did what you just suggested and nothing happen. Still no applications.
Thanks anyway.

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Re: Empty right applications panel in mint menu

Post by all41 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:40 pm

The menu you are having problems with is called Mint menu-advanced menu.
Did you try adding a new advanced menu as I suggested above to see if it displays the apps?
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