my two year old somehow got rid of the start menu!

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my two year old somehow got rid of the start menu!

Post by throatgorge » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:55 pm

You know, the big thing that pops up when you hit the windows button on your keyboard. I dont know what the kid did, but that menu where all my programs and settings are is 86ed. How to get it back?

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Re: my two year old somehow got rid of the start menu!

Post by all41 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:59 pm

Is this Mint 18.3?
try this--open a terminal by Ctrl+Alt+T
then copy/paste the following:

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xfce4-panel -r
That should reset your panel and allow Menu
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Re: my two year old somehow got rid of the start menu!

Post by throatgorge » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:22 pm

Yes, 18.3, no didn't work. Is that thing called the "launcher"? I could look in my desktop settings?

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Re: my two year old somehow got rid of the start menu!

Post by all41 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:33 pm

We have some devout Xfce users and experts on the forums -- you should soon get a more focused response soon
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Re: my two year old somehow got rid of the start menu!

Post by throatgorge » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:40 pm

Thanks. I think it's called the whiskermenu.

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Re: my two year old somehow got rid of the start menu!

Post by all41 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:59 pm

Does it launch like this?
Ctrl+Alt+t to open a terminal, then enter or copy/paste:

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xfce4-popup-whiskermenu
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Re: my two year old somehow got rid of the start menu!

Post by Sir Charles » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:20 pm

Hi throatgorge,
I hope this can help:
Right-click on an empty space on the panel and from the pop-up choose "Add New Items". Scroll down the window until "Whisker Menu", mark it and click "Add". It will be added to the right end of your panel. If you want to change its location, just right-click on it and choose "move" and while holding down the mouse button move it to where you want on the panel.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: my two year old somehow got rid of the start menu!

Post by all41 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:39 pm

Yep. Marziano probably has the correct solution.
The newley created whisker menu icon will be blue---different from what you are used to seeing.
No problem though--just right click on the blue icon and select 'Properties'. In the window that opens click on the blue icon, a new window opens, just scroll up to find the icon you are used to seeing and click on that one.
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Post by throatgorge » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:37 pm

Yeah, my wife just figured it out... Marziano suggested it, I'd have tried it. But my wife figured it out first. I helped... "choose the one that says whiskermenu" said I.

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Re: my two year old somehow got rid of the start menu!

Post by MrEen » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:02 pm

Is it too soon to enroll the kid in computer classes. Seems like the little one is already demonstrating an aptitude for it. :D

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Post by all41 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:30 pm

Some people blame the cat for these type of problems :)
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Re: my two year old somehow got rid of the start menu!

Post by MtnDewManiac » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:30 pm

Request for clarification: Did the menu disappear from your panel in addition to no longer opening when you press your Windows/Linux/Super key?

When I was four years old, I opened the safe in a SuperX drug store. Mom saw me screwing with it, and told me to get away from there, but the clerk laughed and said I couldn't hurt anything. Kids... Potentially the most powerful - and destructive - force in the universe, lol, because they haven't been told for decades that things just aren't possible to DO, yet.

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