I am unable to open the applications menu after the last update.

Any ideas?

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    I've fixed it....by using 'pkill slingshot' and rebooting
    – snippyv s
    Nov 18, 2015 at 22:09
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    If solved, please post your own answer and accept it after 48 hrs :)
    – Ravan
    Nov 19, 2015 at 1:33

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If Slingshot doesn't respond you can restart it with the terminal command:

In loki (0.4)

killall wingpanel

In freya (0.3)

killall slingshot

It will be automatically restarted by the cerbere watchdog.

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    Typing "killall slingshot" in terminal gives "slingshot: no process found". This problem happens after each update. Any ideas are welcome, as it's rather unpleasant being forced to reboot every time an update occurs. Cheers
    – racporto
    Mar 2, 2017 at 19:04
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    It is integrated in wingpanel now, you can restart it with killall wingpanel
    – lemonslice
    Mar 2, 2017 at 20:50

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