I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my new comp. I was looking through the apps, tried one out and when I went back into the apps menu, over 50% of my apps were gone. I have looked through everything and can not bring them back. If I go into Ubuntu Software, it shows them as installed, but I have to look them up by name and I am not familiar with all the app names yet.

  • I've seen this too on my fresh install of 18.04 and I've confirmed that when it happens that "Frequent" is not selected. This issue seems to come and go. I can't reproduce it at will. – rkeating May 26 '18 at 2:28

Click on the "All" button at the bottom of your "Show Applications" screen to see all the installed applications instead of just the frequent ones.

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  • I have All selected and they are still gone. I've rebooted multiple times since then and it hasn't resolved itself. – MeMyselfandI May 28 '18 at 1:27
  • @MeMyselfandI Then probably somehow contents of your /usr/share/applications/ directory have got removed/modified. – pomsky May 28 '18 at 12:21
  • Thanks. I'm going to do a fresh install. I'm thinking something glitched. Some of the other programs are not working quite right. – MeMyselfandI May 28 '18 at 18:39

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