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I tried installing nvidia drivers, but that didn't work, so I reverted to the nouveau ones. Everything is almost back to normal except my cinnamon menu is looking strange (and I can't do things like open the menu with the 'windows' key).

What I have:

Current old style menu

What I had before, and what I want:

Previous better menu

Opening up cinnamon settings and changing the theme does nothing, I've also tried sudo apt-get install --reinstall cinnamon to no avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I'm running Linux Mint, so I was unsure whether to post this in Ask Ubuntu or the general Unix StackExchange. I ended up posting here because I don't have enough reputation in the Unix StackExchange to post pictures.

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right click on the panel and choose add applet . In the windows , either look for "cinnamon menu" or simply click on restore to default at the bottom. That should be sufficient

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Right clicking on the panel does nothing (if I right click on an applet I get 'about') – Peter Jan 17 '13 at 9:10
so launch cinnamon-settings then go to applets – eephyne Jan 17 '13 at 9:12
Cinnamon Menu is already ticked. – Peter Jan 17 '13 at 9:13
did you try to restore to default ? – eephyne Jan 17 '13 at 9:16
On the Cinnamon Settings - Applets? Yes – Peter Jan 17 '13 at 9:16

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