Menu button disappaered in Mate Olivia

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Menu button disappaered in Mate Olivia

Postby whs » Fri May 17, 2013 4:45 pm

I have successfully installed Mate Olivia and at first everything was quite normal. But then out of the blue (possibly after updates), the menu button has completely disappeared from the left bottom of the screen. I am limping along with Alt+F1 but I really would like to have my menu button back.

If anybody knows an easy cure, I would appreciate input. I am not a very versed Linux user so please make the answer such that a Linux novice can understand it.

Here is an image of my desktop. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/54 ... 72240.png/

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Re: Menu button disappaered in Mate Olivia

Postby xenopeek » Sat May 18, 2013 2:59 am

Have you tried adding it back?
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Re: Menu button disappaered in Mate Olivia

Postby whs » Sat May 18, 2013 7:12 am

xenopeek wrote:Have you tried adding it back?

How do I do that.

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Re: Menu button disappaered in Mate Olivia

Postby xenopeek » Sat May 18, 2013 7:24 am

Oh. Right-click the panel, choose add to panel, select mintMenu.
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Re: Menu button disappaered in Mate Olivia

Postby whs » Sat May 18, 2013 11:39 am

xenopeek wrote:Oh. Right-click the panel, choose add to panel, select mintMenu.

I have tried that. But there is no 'Add to panel'. This is all there is:

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Re: Menu button disappaered in Mate Olivia

Postby xenopeek » Sat May 18, 2013 12:26 pm

Right-click on an empty space on the panel instead. You clicked on another applet, and those don't allow you to add applets.
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Re: Menu button disappaered in Mate Olivia

Postby Spearmint2 » Sat May 18, 2013 1:46 pm

you have to turn the "lock" off first.
All things go better with Mint. Mint julep, mint jelly, mint gum, candy mints, pillow mints, peppermint, chocolate mints, spearmint,....

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Re: Menu button disappaered in Mate Olivia

Postby xenopeek » Sat May 18, 2013 2:07 pm

That's not needed for MATE. Lock is just to lock an applet to a specific spot on the panel. It doesn't hinder you adding other applets. This isn't Cinnamon or KDE :wink:
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Re: Menu button disappaered in Mate Olivia

Postby whs » Sun May 19, 2013 7:58 am

Thanks guys for all the suggestions. Unfortunately none of them worked.

I suspect that I got a bum .iso. That has happened to me before. The only ones I trust are from the Madison University but the other day their server was so busy that it would have taken more than 4 hours to download. So I downloaded from a local server instead.

I now got a copy from Madison and there is no problem after I installed that. So for now the problem is solved.


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