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[CLOSED]Software Update - Now Missing From Menu
« on: March 31, 2014, 07:50:31 PM »
 

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Hi,

When I 1st installed I'm sure there was the Software Update item in the Menu below run program..?
Actually looking at the on-line manual, that shows "Install Updates" & "Help Manual"
It seems to have disappeared.? I have "Web Browser" & "Mail Reader"

I have done no edits to menu, only changed clock to 24hr mode, and added date.
What did it point at(file) maybe I can re-create/add it back.?

UPDATE: #1
It appears(I think) that the "Names" (Descriptions) changed..??

The item that says "Mail Reader" is pointing at:
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xdg-open /usr/share/doc/xfce4-utils/html/C/index.html
The item that says "Web Browser" is pointing at:
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lxterminal --geometry=95x25 -e ./updates
Working Directory = /usr/scripts

So I could change the "Names" , But why did they change..??

UPDATE: #2
After another test, in Virtualbox, It appears changing Locale from US to GB causes the change

Thanks ... Dave
Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 07:49:50 AM by Wirezfree
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Re: Software Update - Now Missing From Menu
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 12:53:29 AM »
 

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That usually only occurs when someone clicks on the 'Revert' button in Settings > Main Menu. This is irreparable, but I would still like to see a screenshot of your Menu.
 

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 04:36:33 AM »
 

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That usually only occurs when someone clicks on the 'Revert' button in Settings > Main Menu. This is irreparable, but I would still like to see a screenshot of your Menu.

Hi Valtam,
Not at that PC at present, I'm absolutely positive I did not press Revert.
If it is irreparable,
I will just re-install before I go any further,
Just in case there is anything else I've not spotted yet.

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Re: Software Update - Now Missing From Menu
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 12:31:19 PM »
 

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Hello Valtam,

I did a re-install to see if I could re-create the issue...
trying to note each change/step, and checking the menu.
It appears that either changing the:
> Time indicator in the task bar from Time am/pm to Time(24hr mode) and Date mode
or
> Changing Language to UK English in Language settings

causes my issue.



But I now have a bigger issue, Did not occur on previous installs, an error when trying to copy files to network locations NAS or PC.
I have setup exactly like my previous 20+ installs and never had an issue, googling this seem to indicate this "was" a bug some time ago.



So I will do another install.
Next time I will live with menu change,
they actually work, it's only the name that changes.

Thanks... David



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Re: Software Update - Now Missing From Menu
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 01:09:15 PM »
 

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Wirezfree,

There was another user on here who experienced strange problems when changing to UK English from US English, so that is probably the culprit for you too.  (No idea why or how to fix it.)

As for the Samba problem, I don't use that so don't know; but it may be possible that it's having problems with that screenshot, timestamped filename.  Noticed it has a couple of colons (":") in the name.  Maybe those are causing the problem.  Try re-naming the screenshot file(s) and see if problem goes away.
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Re: Software Update - Now Missing From Menu
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 01:27:37 PM »
 

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Wirezfree,

There was another user on here who experienced strange problems when changing to UK English from US English, so that is probably the culprit for you too.  (No idea why or how to fix it.)

As for the Samba problem, I don't use that so don't know; but it may be possible that it's having problems with that screenshot, timestamped filename.  Noticed it has a couple of colons (":") in the name.  Maybe those are causing the problem.  Try re-naming the screenshot file(s) and see if problem goes away.

Hi gold_finger,

O.K on the US to UK English change, I wonder if there is a "menu config" file that can be saved, and re-stored post change.?, maybe Valtam will comment.

Oooops... I very, very, very rarely use them  :-[  :-[  :-[  but yes, It was the file name.

BTW, Re my install & mount points,
I re-did them for consistency to /mnt/ all is fine,
No disk icons, but per your comment, I dragged them to the file manager panel for ease of access.

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Re: Software Update - Now Missing From Menu
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 03:54:59 PM »
 

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O.K on the US to UK English change, I wonder if there is a "menu config" file that can be saved, and re-stored post change.?, maybe Valtam will comment.
Valtam would know better than I on that.  Remember when last poster had problem I looked for files to backup for menu.  Seem to vaguely remember thinking that it looked as though multiple files were involved and linked to each other and a few other things.  (Could be wrong about that, though.  Didn't have time to test anything -- just took quick look at some of the configs.)

Oooops... I very, very, very rarely use them  :-[  :-[  :-[  but yes, It was the file name.
Lucky guess on my part.  The screenshot program defaults to that naming convention and I've noticed that the special characters cause problems when trying to upload a pic to another forum I post on.  That's what made me guess that.

BTW, Re my install & mount points,
I re-did them for consistency to /mnt/ all is fine,
No disk icons, but per your comment, I dragged them to the file manager panel for ease of access.
Sounds good.  You're probably an expert at that by now!

P.s.  I'm planning to try out that Cherry Tree program you referred to before sometime this week.
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Re: Software Update - Now Missing From Menu
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2014, 04:11:50 PM »
 

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Hi gold_finger,

Thanks again..

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Sounds good.  You're probably an expert at that by now!
Not by a long shot, but I can install and do all my basic set-up/network/network printer/shares in about 30mins.

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P.s.  I'm planning to try out that Cherry Tree program you referred to before sometime this week.
I just downloaded the .deb package from his website:  http://www.giuspen.com/cherrytree/
At the top of the page is a link to download the user manual in CherryTree .ctb format, the guide itself shows it's capabilities.

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