Been struggling with this for a few days.

I installed 2016.2 and did a apt-get update, apt-get upgrade and a apt-get dist-upgrade. After dist-upgrade when I click on the menu (bottom left) all I see a "Run" and "Logout". The rest of Kali menu items are gone. I see the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications. But for the life of me I can't get the menu to appear again. I have scoured the boards and found suggestions about deleting the .config and .cache folders and have not been able the get the menu back.

Can you please help. I can consistently reproduce this problem.

Thanks in advance.