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I usually use GNOME as a desktop for Debian and when I install a program like Terminator via apt I can immediately find it in the drop-down menu and drag a shortcut to it in the toolbar if I like.

I decided to try Cinnamon with a Debian VM I created, however I'm unable to find any of the programs I've installed via apt in the menu.

The programs are there, because I can run them from the command line. Launching them from the command line is not preferable though, both because it takes longer than clicking a shortcut and because it makes it such that I have to keep the original terminal running while using whatever program I launch from it.

Is there either a way to make these programs automatically show up in the menu or can I find them in the filesystem somewhere and add a toolbar shortcut that way? Terminator is suitable for an example. I tried finding it with find and by looking in bin but I didn't see it.

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There's a bug here for that issue.

Options are to:

  1. Log out and back in again.
  2. Press Alt+F2 then press r then Enter to restart Cinnamon.
  • That explains it, thanks. Just for the record when I tried #2 it resulted in the background turning black and the taskbar disappearing, so I guess it had some trouble restarting. – Hack-R May 20 '16 at 13:50
  • That's odd. I've used it a few times and not noticed that. However, I'm using a different distro. – garethTheRed May 20 '16 at 14:06

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