View Full Version : [ubuntu] No 'Main Menu' item

September 20th, 2008, 03:16 AM
Hi all (Once again. I'm learning :) ).

After fixing my issue of not having anything on my desktop when I boot up (No panels, etc.) I noticed that the 'Main Menu' link item has disappeared from my Preferences list under System.

I've searched through Add/Remove programs and Synaptic Package Manager to see if it wasn't installed, but couldn't find anything that would relate to it. Any suggestions?


September 20th, 2008, 03:19 AM
right click on your panel, go to add to panel, you will find it there

September 20th, 2008, 03:39 AM
If you can't add it using k33bz's method, you could install alacarte, the menu editor, if it isn't installed, or reinstall if it's broken.

sudo apt-get install alacarte

Good luck!

September 20th, 2008, 03:49 AM
While that was fast, but thanks both nkri your solution work.

September 20th, 2008, 03:50 AM
And if that doesn't work, try:
-Right-click anywhere on your menu.
-Click Edit Menus. This will open the Main Menu window.
-Click on Preferences under System on the left panel
-Make sure Main Menu on the right panel is checked

September 20th, 2008, 03:55 AM
Open a terminal or press Alt-F2 and type


and the menu editor will open. Then you can add it back to system/preferences.