Some blip, it appears, caused the shutdown and wifi applets to disappear from the top menu. No amount of searching the applets produces either of these as a choice. I installed Gnome Tweaks but it offers no controls in this regard. I also tried sudo apt-get install indicator-session
also to no avail. Is there a way to either restore the original top panel or add these two applets?
To reset the panel run
nohup budgie-panel --reset --replace &
I tried that and got
nohup: ignoring input and appending output to ‘nohup.out’
The panel did not reset even after logging out
ah - the perils of typing on a phone!
two dashes preceding the “replace” - I’ve edited the above
THAT did the trick!!! grazie!
that fixed a few other problems. There were 2 instances of dropbox and HP device mgr
FYI Tried to reset again using “nohup budgie-panel --reset --replace &” Terminal came back with “nohup: ignoring input and appending output to ‘nohup.out’
 Done nohup budgie-panel --reset --replace”
It took three tries to get the “done” message, and then it restored what I had lost.
I was making adjustments to the top panel again and lost some elements I want and could not find to add them back in. So I reset the panel again and got this
$ ** Message: 18:30:54.402: manager.vala:562: Resetting budgie-panel configuration to defaults
** Message: 18:30:54.403: manager.vala:451: Resetting dconf path: /com/solus-project/budgie-panel/
** Message: 18:30:54.522: manager.vala:625: Creating default panel layout
** Message: 18:30:55.189: libsession.vala:50: DESKTOP_AUTOSTART_ID not set, session registration may be broken (not running budgie-desktop?)
(budgie-panel:4572): GLib-GIO-WARNING **: 18:30:56.029: Received property Position with type i does not match expected type x in the expected interface
** (budgie-panel:4572): WARNING **: 18:30:56.163: BudgieMenuWindow.vala:190: Software has no parent directory, not adding to menu
The top panel is restored until I log out of terminal.
What’s up with this?
Sounds like you have uninstalled something budgie was expecting.
Check by installing the critical packages again:
sudo apt install --reinstall ubuntu-budgie-desktop budgie-desktop-environment budgie-desktop-common budgie-desktop budgie-core libbudgietheme0 libraven0 libbudgie-plugin0 libbudgie-private0
logout - login then reset the panel again:
budgie-panel --reset --replace &!
Logout and login again.
Before I received your repeated nohup budgie-panel --reset -replace &. This time it worked. I will keep your additional instructions in case I have issues again.
Thank you very much for your assistance