[SOLVED] 19.3 start button right click configure window not opening

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[SOLVED] 19.3 start button right click configure window not opening

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I upgraded to Mint 19.3 yesterday. My start button disappeared after the update, but I put it back from Applets -> Menu.

If I click on the cogs icon in the applets window, or right click on the start icon -> configure. Nothing opens.

Can you please help me to solve this?

Thank You in advance!

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System:
  Host: adriaan-XPS-15-9560 Kernel: 5.3.0-26-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 wm: muffin 4.4.2 
  dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 
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  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
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Partition:
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  dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 
Sensors:
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  temp: 68 C 
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Info:
  Processes: 326 Uptime: 24m Memory: 30.92 GiB used: 7.64 GiB (24.7%) 
  Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash 
  v: 4.4.20 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.32 
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Re: 19.3 start button right click configure window not opening

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What errors to do you get if you run this command in a terminal?

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xlet-settings applet menu@cinnamon.org
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Re: 19.3 start button right click configure window not opening

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Segmentation fault (core dumped)
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Re: 19.3 start button right click configure window not opening

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Remove the menu from the panel.

Then run this command in a terminal to remove any corrupted config file.

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rm -r ~/.cinnamon/configs/menu@cinnamon.org
Then add the menu back to the panel.
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Re: 19.3 start button right click configure window not opening

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Thank you, but I still get the same result.
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Re: 19.3 start button right click configure window not opening

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Mmm,

OK some info gathering.

Can you post the output of:

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cat ~/.cinnamon/configs/menu@cinnamon.org/*.json

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ls ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets

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dconf read /org/cinnamon/desktop/interface/icon-theme

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find $HOME ! -user $USER
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Re: 19.3 start button right click configure window not opening

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cat ~/.cinnamon/configs/menu@cinnamon.org/*.json
{
    "layout": {
        "type": "layout",
        "pages": [
            "panel",
            "menu"
        ],
        "panel": {
            "type": "page",
            "title": "Panel",
            "sections": [
                "panel-appear",
                "panel-behave"
            ]
        },
        "menu": {
            "type": "page",
            "title": "Menu",
            "sections": [
                "menu-layout",
                "menu-behave"
            ]
        },
        "panel-appear": {
            "type": "section",
            "title": "Appearance",
            "keys": [
                "menu-custom",
                "menu-icon",
                "menu-label"
            ]
        },
        "panel-behave": {
            "type": "section",
            "title": "Behavior",
            "keys": [
                "overlay-key",
                "activate-on-hover",
                "hover-delay",
                "enable-animation"
            ]
        },
        "menu-layout": {
            "type": "section",
            "title": "Layout and content",
            "keys": [
                "show-category-icons",
                "show-application-icons",
                "favbox-show",
                "favbox-min-height",
                "show-places",
                "show-recents",
                "menu-editor-button"
            ]
        },
        "menu-behave": {
            "type": "section",
            "title": "Behavior",
            "keys": [
                "enable-autoscroll",
                "search-filesystem"
            ]
        }
    },
    "overlay-key": {
        "type": "keybinding",
        "description": "Keyboard shortcut to open and close the menu",
        "default": "Super_L::Super_R",
        "value": "Super_L::Super_R"
    },
    "menu-custom": {
        "type": "switch",
        "default": true,
        "description": "Use a custom icon and label",
        "tooltip": "Check this to specify a custom icon and label",
        "value": true
    },
    "menu-icon": {
        "type": "iconfilechooser",
        "default": "linuxmint-logo-filled-ring",
        "description": "Icon",
        "tooltip": "Select an icon to show in the panel.",
        "default_icon": "linuxmint-logo-filled-ring",
        "dependency": "menu-custom",
        "indent": true,
        "icon_categories": [
            {
                "name": "Linux Mint",
                "icons": [
                    "linuxmint-logo",
                    "linuxmint-logo-badge",
                    "linuxmint-logo-badge-symbolic",
                    "linuxmint-logo-filled-badge",
                    "linuxmint-logo-filled-leaf-badge",
                    "linuxmint-logo-filled-leaf",
                    "linuxmint-logo-filled-ring",
                    "linuxmint-logo-leaf-badge",
                    "linuxmint-logo-leaf-badge-symbolic",
                    "linuxmint-logo-leaf",
                    "linuxmint-logo-leaf-symbolic",
                    "linuxmint-logo-neon",
                    "linuxmint-logo-ring",
                    "linuxmint-logo-ring-symbolic",
                    "linuxmint-logo-simple",
                    "linuxmint-logo-simple-symbolic",
                    "cinnamon-symbolic",
                    "emblem-favorite-symbolic",
                    "user-bookmarks-symbolic",
                    "start-here-symbolic"
                ]
            }
        ],
        "default_category": "Linux Mint",
        "value": "linuxmint-logo-filled-ring"
    },
    "menu-label": {
        "type": "entry",
        "default": "",
        "description": "Text",
        "tooltip": "Enter custom text to show in the panel.",
        "dependency": "menu-custom",
        "indent": true,
        "value": ""
    },
    "favbox-min-height": {
        "type": "spinbutton",
        "default": 300,
        "min": 50,
        "max": 1000,
        "step": 10,
        "units": "px",
        "dependency": "favbox-show",
        "description": "Minimum height of the favorites section",
        "tooltip": "The minimum size allocated for the favorites section (this has an impact on the overall height of the menu).",
        "value": 300
    },
    "show-category-icons": {
        "type": "switch",
        "default": true,
        "description": "Show category icons",
        "tooltip": "Choose whether or not to show icons on categories.",
        "value": true
    },
    "show-application-icons": {
        "type": "switch",
        "default": true,
        "description": "Show application icons",
        "tooltip": "Choose whether or not to show icons on applications.",
        "value": true
    },
    "favbox-show": {
        "type": "switch",
        "default": true,
        "description": "Show favorites and session buttons",
        "tooltip": "Choose whether or not to show the left pane of the menu.",
        "value": true
    },
    "show-places": {
        "type": "switch",
        "default": true,
        "description": "Show bookmarks and places",
        "tooltip": "Choose whether or not to show bookmarks and places in the menu.",
        "value": true
    },
    "show-recents": {
        "type": "switch",
        "default": true,
        "description": "Show recents",
        "tooltip": "Choose whether or not to show recents in the menu.",
        "value": true
    },
    "enable-autoscroll": {
        "type": "switch",
        "default": true,
        "description": "Enable autoscrolling in application list",
        "tooltip": "Choose whether or not to enable smooth autoscrolling in the application list.",
        "value": true
    },
    "search-filesystem": {
        "type": "switch",
        "default": false,
        "description": "Enable filesystem path entry in search box",
        "tooltip": "Allows path entry in the menu search box.",
        "value": false
    },
    "activate-on-hover": {
        "type": "switch",
        "default": false,
        "description": "Open the menu when I move my mouse over it",
        "tooltip": "Enable opening the menu when the mouse enters the applet",
        "value": false
    },
    "hover-delay": {
        "type": "spinbutton",
        "default": 0,
        "min": 0,
        "max": 1000,
        "step": 50,
        "units": "milliseconds",
        "dependency": "activate-on-hover",
        "description": "Menu hover delay",
        "tooltip": "Delay before the menu opens when hovered",
        "value": 0
    },
    "enable-animation": {
        "type": "switch",
        "default": false,
        "description": "Use menu animations",
        "tooltip": "Allow the menu to animate on open and close",
        "value": false
    },
    "menu-editor-button": {
        "type": "button",
        "description": "Open the menu editor",
        "callback": "_launch_editor",
        "tooltip": "Press this button to customize your menu entries."
    },
    "__md5__": "cdf1aadcba32c461f6e1b3b7647f8411b899c7f9a6067037eeeabecd7e9fa0d8"
}

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ls ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets
betterlock      IcingTaskManager@json  SpicesUpdate@claudiux
Cinnamenu@json  nvidiaprime@pdcurtis   windowlist@cobinja.de

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dconf read /org/cinnamon/desktop/interface/icon-theme
'korla'

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find $HOME ! -user $USER
/home/adriaan/VirtualBox VMs/Win7_2
/home/adriaan/VirtualBox VMs/Win7_2/Win7_2.vdi
/home/adriaan/VirtualBox VMs/Win7_2/Logs
find: ‘/home/adriaan/VirtualBox VMs/Win7_2/Logs’: Permission denied
/home/adriaan/VirtualBox VMs/Win7_2/Win7_2.vbox-prev
/home/adriaan/VirtualBox VMs/Win7_2/Win7_2.vbox
/home/adriaan/.dbus
find: ‘/home/adriaan/.dbus’: Permission denied
/home/adriaan/xorg.conf.backup
/home/adriaan/.aptitude
find: ‘/home/adriaan/.aptitude’: Permission denied
/home/adriaan/.composer
/home/adriaan/.composer/.htaccess
/home/adriaan/.composer/cache
/home/adriaan/.composer/cache/files
/home/adriaan/.composer/cache/.htaccess
/home/adriaan/.composer/cache/repo
/home/adriaan/.composer/cache/repo/https---repo.packagist.org
/home/adriaan/.composer/cache/repo/https---repo.packagist.org/packages.json
/home/adriaan/.composer/cache/repo/https---repo.packagist.org/p-provider-2013.json
/home/adriaan/.cache/at-spi2-socket-18189
/home/adriaan/.cache/at-spi2-socket-8680
/home/adriaan/.cache/at-spi2-socket-6993
/home/adriaan/.cache/at-spi2-socket-23215
/home/adriaan/.cache/at-spi2-socket-12887
/home/adriaan/.cache/at-spi2-socket-31660
/home/adriaan/.cache/at-spi2-socket-15985
/home/adriaan/.cache/at-spi2-socket-11621
/home/adriaan/.cache/dconf
find: ‘/home/adriaan/.cache/dconf’: Permission denied
/home/adriaan/.cache/at-spi2-socket-19812
/home/adriaan/.cache/at-spi2-socket-10484
/home/adriaan/.cache/at-spi2-socket-7011
/home/adriaan/.cache/qt_compose_cache_little_endian_82929df7ee394b73b81252fe3b4e5020
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Re: 19.3 start button right click configure window not opening

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lksjflkjdflask wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:13 am

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dconf read /org/cinnamon/desktop/interface/icon-theme
'korla'
That's the problem - the korla icon theme apparently exposes a bug in GTK that causes Mints icon-picker to seg fault.

Ref - https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon/issues/8801
Ref - https://github.com/linuxmint/xapps/issues/68

Only solution I can offer is to pick another icon theme.

As an aside you've got a lot of stuff in your home not under the ownership of your user, which isn't generally a good idea. It happens normally as a result of running GUI apps with sudo. I'm a bit bemused that your Virtualbox VM's are not under your ownership, have you run virtualbox with sudo at some point?

You can reset all ownership to your user with the command

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sudo chown -Rc $USER:$USER $HOME
However I'm not sure about the .composer folders - not familiar with that application.

You can target the reset command by replacing $HOME with a specific path.
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Re: 19.3 start button right click configure window not opening

Post by lksjflkjdflask »

Thank you, I switched to another icon theme, made the changes I required, then switched back to Krona.

Thank you for the ownership suggestions as well!

I really appreciate this community!
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