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    Default Missing search bar in menu

    Hello,

    I just installed openSUSE for the first time. I customized the installation by removing unwanted software during setup, but unfortunately I must have removed something needed because when I open the main menu using the button in the bottom left corner there is the search bar missing. Which software package do I need to install to get it back?

    Thanks for your time

    Edit: I am using Gnome btw

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    Default Re: Missing search bar in menu

    Please go to Yast Software Management
    When you open it it may drag in some updates and missing packages.
    But to be sure, switch to this view: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Add...ns-fromGTK.png
    Click on the check box for the Gnome Patterns and it should turn the 'tick' green

    Now apply it.
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    Default Re: Missing search bar in menu

    If you removed tracker, the search bar disappears in gnome, not sure if you
    need something else.

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    Default Re: Missing search bar in menu

    Thanks for your advice. I installed both Gnome Patterns and Tracker but no luck. It looks like theres something else needed too. Do you have any further ideas?

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    Default Re: Missing search bar in menu

    The problem is solved. I restarted my computer and everything is fine now. Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Missing search bar in menu

    Quote Originally Posted by urbaindepuce View Post
    The problem is solved. I restarted my computer and everything is fine now. Thanks again.
    That's good to know
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    Default Re: Missing search bar in menu

    On 05/18/2011 10:36 PM, urbaindepuce wrote:
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    > Do you have any further ideas?


    don't customize "the installation by removing unwanted software during
    setup" unless you understand _all_ the ramifications of doing so with
    any particular and all removed items..

    my _guess_ is the easiest way to recover from this is to follow the
    above advice during a reinstall..

    sure, you might guess you way to a smile by adding back individual
    packages....but, you are as likely to make another mess as to make
    something nice..

    ymmv

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    Default Re: Missing search bar in menu

    I only tried to remove the software I really understand. Well I should have keep tracker though. I always was a windows user and am still thinking windows-like. The software listed there when you open the control panel is really only extra software and updates you installed. There is no way for instance to remove the start menu search bar by just removing a piece of software. It's permanent part of the GUI/OS and not a single piece of software just like it is with openSUSE it seems.
    Is there a way to get to a clean initial install without extra software not needed to run the OS like media players and so on? Is there a list of software and plugins I should keep and things I can safely remove? That really would be helpful.

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