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Thread: [SOLVED] Add/Remove Programs

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    [SOLVED] Add/Remove Programs

    Can someone tell me why i cant find add/remove programns nor synapatic package manager on my computer. Is it hidden or is it disabled?

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    Re: Add/Remove Programs

    What version are you running? Have you just installed it or did you have those menu items previously? Where have you looked for them?
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    Re: Add/Remove Programs

    I've installed Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and they were on the menu at one point. Add/Remove Programs was under the Applications tab and Synapatic was under Administration

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    Re: Add/Remove Programs

    Well there is no reason that they should just disappear, so we'd better try to find them again

    Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type the command 'gksudo synaptic'. It should ask for your password and then, hopefully, synaptic will burst into life. Let me know what happens, and what you see if it is not what we expect, please.
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    Re: Add/Remove Programs

    Oh my! It actually worked! Thank you, but one more thing..How do i bring back Add/Remove Programs?

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    Re: Add/Remove Programs

    Right-click on the Applications menu and select Edit Menus.

    If the launcher for Add/Remove is there but unticked or unchecked, tick or check it.

    If it's not there, add it.

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    Re: Add/Remove Programs

    Thank you! That made me feel kinda dumb now knowing that it was that easy, but at least I know how to find it now. Thanks!

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    Re: [SOLVED] Add/Remove Programs

    I'm glad that it's solved. Incidentally, do you have any idea what might have caused them to temporarily disappear?

    Good luck, and I'll see you around the forums.
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    Re: [SOLVED] Add/Remove Programs

    I don't know, but when I needed to install something I could'nt find either of them so that's what brought me here. I don't know what I did that could have lead to them disappearing.

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