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Is there an application to rebuild gnome menus from *desktop files

asked 2016-01-04 01:31:11 -0500

pja gravatar image

updated 2016-01-04 04:06:01 -0500

Hi, Since upgrading to Fedora 23 with dnf my gnome menus are all shot to pieces. A number of existing applications have disapeared from the menus (libreoffice from the office menu for example). The menu files (*.desktop files) are still in the system.
Is there an application which does a sort of "find / -name *.desktop -print" type thing and could then rebuild/update the menus automatically? If not, how may I update my menus (I do not know how to process the *.desktop files into the menus)?

Here is an example image description

The application menu activation / de-activation in the Gnome tweak tool image description Thanks, Patrick.

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answered 2016-03-13 05:49:29 -0500

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Hi, This is just another example of continuous improvement in Fedora. Since posting the issue, the problem has now been solved during a DNFupdate cycle. I don't know what caused or solved it, but it now works fine. Regards, Patrick.

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answered 2016-01-04 01:40:18 -0500

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updated 2016-01-04 01:42:01 -0500

You're speaking about menus in Gnome, but I think you are talking about an extension or which menu you mean? Try to reinstall the menu-extension and see if that helps. This doesn't seam to be a Fedora or Gnome issue though.

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Hi, Thanks for your answer. However This feature is activated via the gnome tweak tool (see screenshot). I have as you suggested, deactivated and re-activated the application menu without success. Regards, Patrick

pja gravatar imagepja ( 2016-01-04 04:03:02 -0500 )edit

You should remove it completely, not just deactivate the extension. Uninstall it and re-add it from here, where you can get some other inputs about it. Another option is to just downgrade it for now.

robyduck gravatar imagerobyduck ( 2016-01-04 04:50:52 -0500 )edit

I have a fresh installation of F23 Workstation, not upgraded one from previous release, and this extension works fine for me. It might be that some settings from older version is not working with new version of Gnome. Try to reinstall the extension as suggested by robyduck.

kukacek gravatar imagekukacek ( 2016-01-04 06:03:19 -0500 )edit

Hi, no idea, just an observation. i also had a fresh installation of F23 right when it was released and in my installation the Menu Extension was also messed up - some submenus were there some (eg games) were completly missing content. With one of the updates around 4 weeks ago it was working correctly again. edit: just saw, that the post was kinda old and you already posted the "solution". ;-)

ceres2009 gravatar imageceres2009 ( 2016-03-14 17:46:42 -0500 )edit

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