DavePritchard wrote:Using PC-Linux ( about 2010 )
I have lost the area to the left of the screen with icons for usb devices etc, also the 'back' arrow section is missing.
I am left with a small drop down menu accessed by clicking on a directory icon at top left, and a text input line
The area with icons for devices is called "Places" and is turned on/off from the menus by View-Panels-Places, or toggle it with F9. I have it off myself and have only directories in my left panel.
The back arrow is on the Main Toolbar, so you need Settings-ToolbarsShown-MainToolbar.
If you cannot even see your Menu Bar, Ctrl-M should restore it. I cannot imagine why anyone would not want to see the menu bar - why this is an option. Would be like having your arms cut off.