Here is a handy application to reset the Whisker Menu in Linux Lite 3.x series. Linux Lite users make modifications to the Whisker menu only to realize that it cannot be restored to its out-of-the-box defaults later. Another problem is the fact that users are unable to remove multiple entries from the Whisker menu after uninstalling specific applications. Well, let’s get it fixed.

If you ever reset the Whisker menu in Linux Lite, even by mistake, you will find out (the hard way) that its out-of-the-box layout is never restored.

Linux Lite default Menu
Linux Lite default Menu
Linux Lite Menu after reset
Linux Lite Menu after reset

Some applications shortcuts will be gone from the menu and others will have a completely different name. That’s the reason why I created Whisker Menu Restore; to restore the heavily customized Whisker menu in Linux Lite.

whisker-menu-restore

Buy Ralpy a coffee :)Whisker Menu Restore will restore shortcuts, applications names and the default Whisker Menu layout in Linux Lite. In the process, it also fixes the bug where users are unable to remove multiple entries from the Whisker menu after uninstalling applications such as libreoffice, simple-scan and others. It also allow users to preserve custom preferences such as Favorites, Recently Used items, Background Opacity, Items and Category icons size, menu hierarchy, menu icon, menu title and even the menu width an height.

Whisker Menu Restore

To install Whisker Menu Restore, from Terminal:

Add Unlockforus repository to if you haven’t done so yet:

~$ echo "deb https://cdn.unlockforus.com/repository/dists/xenial/ /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unlockforus-xenial.list
# And add the PGP key:
~$ curl -s https://cdn.unlockforus.com/repository/keyFile | sudo apt-key add -

Install Whisker Menu Restore:

~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install whisker-restore-lite -y

To launch it, browse to Menu => All => Whisker Menu Restore.

Whisker Menu Restore

I hope you find it useful! :)

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