Resolved: Green and Red highlights in the menus

Sue Harris sueharris59 at
Mon Mar 22 16:39:48 GMT 2010

Well I never could figure out why the menus got out of whack.

Last week I did a fresh install using PCLINUXOS [with KDE version 3.5.10 Release]  and my menus are back to normal!
Actually, the fresh install solved a BUNCH of annoying little problems that have been creeping up over the past year or so.

Thank you everyone who tried to brainstorm on this one. I appreciate the help.


From: Sue Harris <sueharris59 at>
To: kde at
Sent: Wed, August 19, 2009 3:10:06 AM
Subject: Green and Red highlights in the menus

Somehow the KDE menus started having green and red highlights. 
I don't know how to explain this without sending a screen shot of it. Attached are 4 .jpg files.

If the attachments don't go through, the one thing I can describe is the main menu at the top has (!) in front of each menu and looks like this:

(!)File    (!)Sessions   (!)New   (!)Bookmarks   (!)Desktop   (!)Windows   (!)Help

Then if I hover over one of them (e.g. (!)Bookmarks) the (!)B changes to B, highlighted in green.

(!)File    (!)Sessions   (!)New   Bookmarks   (!)Desktop   (!)Windows   (!)Help

And if I click on Bookmarks, the dropdown menu has similar green highlighting on all the underlined letters.

The highlights are very distracting.

How do I make the KDE menus go back to normal?

I am running ArkLinux but I don't think that is the problem because only the KDE menus are affected. No other applications are affected.

I looked through the KDE Help file including the FAQ pages and can't find anything that talks about this.
I am a novice with KDE, so any help you can give would be much appreciated.

Thank you,

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