View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Where did my application go?

May 22nd, 2008, 10:41 PM
Hello all,

This is my second day of using Ubuntu, and I just installed something called KAddressBook as a proposed solution to my last thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=803761). Now I have a new problem: I can't find it!

Specifically, I installed it via Applications -> Add/Remove programs. And indeed, that tells me that the program is still installed! How can I now find it, and more importantly, add it to my applications menu?

Also, following the advice on this webpage (http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/#where_did_it_go), I then installed menu-xdg. It didn't fix the problem. Should I now de-install that?

thanks so much,


May 22nd, 2008, 10:46 PM
You may just have to enable it in the menu editor.
System->System Admin->Menu Editor (going from memory...at work now)

Or "alacarte" from the command line.

I installed a few things that I think I had to go enable in menu editor before they showed up.

May 22nd, 2008, 10:57 PM
KT is right, soemtimes stuff doesn't show up in the menu right away. But i've always found what iw as looking for int he menu editer.

May 22nd, 2008, 11:03 PM
Sweet! It works - Thank you both! As soon as I figure out how to thank both of you (give me a few minutes - this is also the first forum I've done anything on), I'll do it.

May 22nd, 2008, 11:04 PM
Yea!! My first official "I helped somebody". :)

I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general) too. Just installed it a week or so ago.

May 22nd, 2008, 11:06 PM
Thats the real beauty of this forum. you feel great helping others. I'm thinking of dropping my blog and just helping out here in my free time. It's extremely rewarding.