–Hello, I installed UM 22.04 and then proceeded to copy and paste my T-bird and Home folder from my UM 20.04. I started to add apps to the top panel, like Diodon, Screenshot, etc from the Accessories menu, and for some reason I got stupid and I Reset Panel the top panel.
I now had no way to shut the computer off except for holding down the start button. I was sick… I rebooted and the top panel showed up but was very much different from the original one.
The App Diodon in the Software Boutique showed that it was installed. I reinstalled it and and it never showed up. When I go to Edit Menus there is not much there, just whats showing in the Application - Places - System.
Please help… I’m old, over 70, and not real tech savvy. But I know I like Ubuntu WAY, WAY more than Windows. Who wouldn’t?
I have other issues also, and will be back to annoy everyone. One at a time…
Thanks In advance
It is difficult for me to help , because I do not use Ubuntu, and you do not say which desktop environment you are using.
Some basic things that might help
- the background menu ( right click on the background) might have a
- you can always shutdown using the command line.
halt as superuser, or
- there must be a menu in your desktop that controls the panels. You need to find that menu and use it to redefine the top panel and its contents.
- to protect yourself from this sort of thing in the future, you need to do regular backups.
Thanks Neville, I am using Mate (UM). There has to be a way to reestablish the Top Panel to its original
state. I have I can turn the computer off now, and have entered some icons (apps) to it. When I shut down the box, a lot of the apps go missing and I have to enter them again.
Does a Ubuntu geek have a solution to my issue?
Thank You All.
I´m not using ubuntu mate either but just issued a quick search here:
Don´t know whether this might help but perhaps it offers some ideas:
Good luck .
Many greetings from Rosika
I am a 70-something, definitely NOT a Linux geek (modestly informed amateur), and I use Maté. There are but two tips I can suggest. One is, you can always shut down, regardless of the top panel issue, by starting the terminal and enter shutdown.
For that top panel, Mate Tweak is what I used, and I chose “classic” as my theme.
First, follow Rosika’s links. They will obviously be more helpful.