If you have a broken menu in Kali Linux, for example,
- You deleted menu items
- You reordered them and now want the old menu back
- You accidentally dragged one into another
- You renamed them
- You removed some applications and can’t remember which one
- You want to reinstall missing packages
type in the followings in your terminal:
Remove and purge Kali-Menu
apt-get remove --purge kali-menu && apt-get clean
Remove local applications in your profile
rm -rf .local/share/applications
Remove Kali Menus from .config
rm -rf .config/menus
Reboot your machine
apt-get install kali-menu -y
If this doesn’t solve the menu problem, only then move to next step.
apt-get install kali-linux-full -y
Now your broken menu in Kali Linux should be back in order.
Note: MATE Desktop users needs additional steps to fix Kali Linux Menu. Follow the link below:
If you wan’t to install/remove different desktop environments, follow this link:
Follow next article to switch to another desktop permanently. (make default) How to permanently switch Desktop Environments
Thanks for reading.