Serious Doofus in need of assistance

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Sun Jan 9 04:31:06 GMT 2005

ken lassey wrote:
> Jes Hall wrote:
>>> I was trying to make another 'start applications' pop up menu and
>>> managed to delete all of the sub menus from the main menu.
>>> Is there a way to fix this, maybe replace a file somewhere.
>>> Thank you.
>> In recent versions of KDE, any customisations you make to your menu 
>> are stored in $HOME/.config/menus/ If you 
>> rename or delete this file, you should end up back with the default 
>> system settings for your Kmenu
>> :)
> I have tried that.  As root I copied the 
> from the roots .config/menus into the users dir.  after chmod and 
> chown'ing it to the user I would view the file and it was the bad one.
> Currently the .config/menus folder is empty and no default menu still.

In should contain a sub-directory: "applications-merged" and a file: 
"".  I don't know if it will work without 
that file.  A blank file would be:

<!DOCTYPE Menu PUBLIC "-//freedesktop//DTD Menu 1.0//EN"

If you screwed with the global menu you are going to have to reinstall 
it in: /etc/xdg:

|-- applications-merged/
|   |--
|   |--
|   `--

You might not have all of these, but I think that this is the standard 
setup.  I presume that KDEBase installs this, but I'm not sure.


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