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Ubuntu Arc Menu Upgrade Error

solrevdev profile image John Smith Originally published at solrevdev.com on ・1 min read

Tonight a desktop notification popped up on my Ubuntu 19.10 desktop to remind me that my Arc Menu Gnome Extension had an update.

Here is the Arc Menu in action:

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Normally I can update it via either Google Chrome or Firefox using the Gnome Extensions website however tonight when I tried the update an error occurred.

Literrally an Error!

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Missing Menu

The menu was also missing and I tried to reinstall, reboot and all the usual turn it off and back on again tricks but to no avail.

After some duckduckgo’ing (I am trying duckduckgo as my default search these days over the evil Google), I came across the solution of restarting Gnome.

Solution

So for anyone else that needs this solution or for me if/when this happens again here is what to do when you see the error.

Press Alt+F2 to bring up a dialog then type r to restart the Gnome process.

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After a refresh, the menu should be working and the error will be gone.

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Success 🎉

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