Places, System and Applications are missing from the top edge panel

Asked by Nic Knox

I can't do any work because Places, System and Applications are missing from the Top Edge Panel.
(I highlit Videos [I think!] on the drop-down and selected 'Remove from this panel' but it just removed the above).
Places, System and Applications are not offered as options in 'Add to this Panel', so how do I get them back or find another way into the ubuntu equivalent of 'Explore'?

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Best Fran├žois Tissandier (baloo) said :
#1

The name of the applet is a bit misleading... But it's in the "Add to panel". Look for "Menu bar" or something like that (sorry mine is in french). It's in the list anyway, you will find it there.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#2

Try to reset your gnome-panel:

How to restore gnome panels and toolbars disappered on Ubuntu

A) When you see the clean desktop without toolbar:
- press ALT+F2 a little window will come in front of you
- ins this window field type:

gnome-terminal

Then press enter a terminal window will come in front of you:

type (a single row a time then press enter) :

gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel;
rm -rf $HOME/.gconf/apps/panel;
pkill gnome-panel

B) if you cannot get access to terminal using method A then:
- press ctrl + alt + F2 you will get a pseudo terminal black screen in front of you
- Make login with your user and password (when you type the password you will not see any screen chars, so type in then press enter)
- then when you get access, type (a single row a time then press enter) :

gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel;
rm -rf $HOME/.gconf/apps/panel;
pkill gnome-panel

Then press ctrl + alt + F7 to return to your desktop

Hope this helps

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Nic Knox (baknox) said :
#3

Thanks all sorted. For the record the path is: rt click in top edge panel> select 'Add to Panel'>select & Add "Menu Bar - A custom menu bar". Maybe the applet could be re-named?