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There are menu items missing form my System->Preference menu. Going to System->Preferences->Main Menu, the menu items are not disable, but missing entirely. How do you reset the menus back to defaults?

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Right click the menu, click edit menus, click the "Revert" button. This is the screen you should see:

This is what you should be seeing

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That was too easy, I can't believe it! – Casey Dec 17 '10 at 11:00

If the first answer does not work you could try deleting your ~/.local/share/applications directory and then logout/login. Everything should have reset to the default settings.

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