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    Missing Applications Icon

    I recently upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10. I no longer have the applications icon on my desktop. How do I get to my applications? When I go to the software center it shows that I have the applications installed but I have no way of getting to the applications.

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    Re: Missing Applications Icon

    The location should be /usr/share/applications.
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    Re: Missing Applications Icon

    I have not gone to 11.10 yet. In part, because I am extremely wary of Unity. Downright scared. The desktop developers are shooting themselves in the foot, left and right.

    Ok - here is why I replied - I think that your difficulty is the Unity desktop. Look up how to restore classic Gnome desktop - it should be in your boot options. But google it to get good instructions on how to get classic Gnome back. Get back to the classic Gnome desktop and I think your problems will be over.

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    Re: Missing Applications Icon

    Quote Originally Posted by mbuell View Post
    I have not gone to 11.10 yet. In part, because I am extremely wary of Unity. Downright scared. The desktop developers are shooting themselves in the foot, left and right.

    Ok - here is why I replied - I think that your difficulty is the Unity desktop. Look up how to restore classic Gnome desktop - it should be in your boot options. But google it to get good instructions on how to get classic Gnome back. Get back to the classic Gnome desktop and I think your problems will be over.
    I totally agree with the Unity part. It's hard to believe the Ubuntu devs could release something so buggy, then basically force people to use it by not including GNOME.

    Regarding the GNOME shell install, just run this in a terminal window:

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    sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
    Then, after it's done, log out, click the little gear icon next to your username, and click GNOME. You should be good to go.
    Last edited by hackb0y294; December 20th, 2011 at 01:00 AM.
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    Re: Missing Applications Icon

    Thanks for the replies and help. The desktop is a little confusing in the new upgrade. I am a beginner and was just getting used to 11.04 when a friend of mine said I needed to do the upgrade to 11.10.

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    Re: Missing Applications Icon

    You're welcome. Contrary to what your friend said, quite a few people (myself included) have no intention of ever upgrading to 11.10.
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    Re: Missing Applications Icon

    Quote Originally Posted by hackb0y294 View Post
    You're welcome. Contrary to what your friend said, quite a few people (myself included) have no intention of ever upgrading to 11.10.
    I was of the same opinion. Trouble is, a buddy got the "11.04 is no longer supported" message. He upgraded to 11.10 and it broke *everything*.

    I cannot believe that a so called "minor release" made such a huge change - Going to 12, maybe, but this *sucks*.....

    Hopefully reinstalling Gnome as above will fix it..... I'll report back after the revoot.

    Cheers,
    Ian

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