[KDE] Can´t add favorites to app starter menu



The other menu style is fine.


The user modified menu is stored under ~/.config/menus/.
Favorites on the other hand are stored in your ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc file.

Kickoff uses a different entry for favorites than the other kicker based menus.
Kickoff uses “favorites”, [“systemsettings.desktop”]
Kicker uses “favoriteApps”, [“systemsettings.desktop”]

If this is not what the kickoff menu containment line looks like in your plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc file, then I’d say it a bug and needs to be reported upstream. https://bugs.kde.org/


Ok the other menu style lost favorites too.


Seems a bit similar but don´t know what´s wrong with my kmenu. Everything else works as expected


I have a same issue btw. When I add favorite apps, it doesnt matter, on next login they are lost. I was not able to find the right solution, yet.


I had several strange entries and folders in ~/.config/menus

Deleted whole folder content and now it seems to work. Will see tomorrow

New day new boot… and it works! So deleting all contents in ~/.config/menus seems to solve this


Wow really annoying… it worked and a few restarts later not :frowning:


Not working for me too. Only if you delete everything in menu. Or just something? I gave up on that. Favorites are empty. :unamused:


I have fixed this problem recently.
Try to delete every files in ~/.local/share/kactivitymanagerd/resources/ and ~/.config/kactivitymanagerd-statsrc so KDE will try to regenerate those files again after reboot.

Note: these steps are optional, you can try it if the favorites are still empty after reboot
After reboot, change the application launcher to something else by right-clicking Kickoff icon -> Alternatives…
After changing them you should see the KDE default favorites are restored and you can add and remove things like it used to be.

KDE resets favorites on logout
KDE Application Launcher/ Menu favorites panel always empty
[Stable Update] 2018-04-28 - Kernels, Cinnamon, Browsers, Mesa, KDE Apps, KDE Framework, Virtualbox
Adding to favourites

Fixed. Good job. Thank you! :+1:


Many thanks ! It’s resolved for me too !


Hi I have the same problem but how do I get to how to get to ~/.local/share/kactivitymanagerd/resources/


open terminal and do
rm ~/.local/share/kactivitymanagerd/resources/*
little explanation:
rm is shell built in for deletion (mnemonic for remove)
* selects all files
~ is expanded by your shell into full path of your home directory (e.g. /home/yourusername)


Well something is really wrong here. First it worked and now it´s happening again and couldn´t be resolved by deleting the files.

But now my kde menu editor is f***ed up too :frowning: Deleted several entries, saved and they came back again. Annoying…


Same here. :confused:


I tried deleting that, it didnt worked, still no favorites saved on the menu. I need this to work so I can be happy with kde again.

Edit: nevermind, it worked.


The hint above does not work for me, but the description below.
However, I have not found the path ~/.config/kactivitymanagerd-statsrc on my system. It was enough to delete the files in ~/.local/share/kactivitymanagerd/resources/. After a restart I was able to recreate the favorites again.

This hint solved my problem!


Did those deletions cause you then to lose your Activities?


@kdemeoz: My main focus are the favorites, if the activities are missing I can not say. I have not checked and currently I am not sitting at my PC.


Solved the problem. I had this problem earlier and it was annoying. Thanks!


I had this issue as well. Thank you!