[solved] installed program is not appearing in Menu

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j03k3rr
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[solved] installed program is not appearing in Menu

Post by j03k3rr »

I installed Geany from Software Center. It was listed under Programming section of Mint Menu. Ok fine. I had to restart my computer and now it's not listed in menu. There's no Programming section either. I also edited menu and checked those items it's no where to be found. confused?
I also did this

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sudo apt-get remove --purge geany
sudo apt-get install geany
It's still not in menu.

Edit: Reason I had to restart my computer is because I had to pass a screenshot to a colleague. Screenshot app did not launch, Nemo did not launch, just waiting in background. Launched after restart. But I lost a lot of time. Thanks Mint seriously. You call this is a solid OS now? Thanks for proving me everyday how unreliable OS you're despite all my efforts to not use WIndows.
Last edited by j03k3rr on Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
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tolkien
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Re: installed program is not appearing in Menu

Post by tolkien »

Did you try running it from the terminal?
Has it happened before with other programs you installed?

Also, what's the point in blaming Mint? Every computer program contains bugs...
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Re: installed program is not appearing in Menu

Post by Laurent85 »

Using Menu Editor did you try to click the Restore System Configuration button ?
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Re: installed program is not appearing in Menu

Post by j03k3rr »

Laurent85 wrote:Using Menu Editor did you try to click the Restore System Configuration button ?
Yes I just did. Not only it ruined all my customisations -no biggie- but Geany is still missing. lol I can launch it with alt+f2 combo but not listed in Menu.
● Windows 10 Pro 64
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● Ubuntu Server 14.04.03 Headless
Virtualbox 5.0.26 ○ Windows 7 64
● Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64
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Post by BlackVeils »

if there is a geany file in /usr/share/applications, *copy* it to $HOME/.local/share/applications, you can edit the file, and choose which Categories it goes into, example: Utility.

see if it shows then. I have no idea why it wasn't there. I use geany and didn't have that problem on Mint 17.2 xfce.

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j03k3rr
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Post by j03k3rr »

BlackVeils wrote:if there is a geany file in /usr/share/applications, *copy* it to $HOME/.local/share/applications, you can edit the file, and choose which Categories it goes into, example: Utility.

see if it shows then. I have no idea why it wasn't there. I use geany and didn't have that problem on Mint 17.2 xfce.

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Thanks this works. I use Cinnamon probably that's why.
● Windows 10 Pro 64
VMware Workstation 12 ○ Mint 18 ○ Elementary OS 0.3
● Ubuntu Server 14.04.03 Headless
Virtualbox 5.0.26 ○ Windows 7 64
● Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64
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