October 31, 2009

Restoring Empty Applications Menu in Ubuntu 9.04

Somehow my Applications menu got empty. I wasn't getting the list of applications on clicking it. I did the following, which had it restored.

1. varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ cd /home/varsha/.config/menus/

varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ sudo gedit applications.menu


If this is blank, this is the reason for your Applications menu being empty.

2. varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ cd /etc/xdg/menus/

varsha@varsha-laptop:~$ sudo gedit applications.menu


Copy the contents from /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu to /home/varsha/.config/menus/applications.menu.

Save the file, and restart your system.

I hope this solves your problem.