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Qt Creator does not show any examples

  • There are several articles about missing examples but none solve my problem, so here goes:

    I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a desktop PC and installed QtCreator using the Ubuntu Software Centre. That installed:

    Qt Creator 3.0.1
    Based on Qt 5.2.1 (GCC 4.8.2, 64 bit)
    Built on Apr 9 2014 at 09:12:59

    I also installed Qt Designer, Qt Settings, Qt Assistant and Qt Linguist.

    Seeing that there were no examples visible on the Welcome screen I went back to the Software Centre and installed qtbase5-doc, qtbase5-doc-html, qtbase5-examples, qtbase5-examples-dbg, qtbase5-dbg, qtbase5-tools-dbg, qtbase5-dev, qtbase5-tools and qtbase5-private-dev.

    Still the same!

    I have a Ubuntu 14.04 laptop with the same packages installed and that shows the examples correctly! I can't see any differences between the two.

    I have checked '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/examples' and the examples are all there and the permissions throughout are world-readable.

    I have seen reference to 'examples-manifest.xml'. My system has 11 files with that name:


    and they are the same on both the laptop and desktop (sizes are same too).

    Can anyone help with this please?

  • Hi Phil -

    Did you ever get the Examples to show up in Creator? I just installed 5.5 on windows (first day with Qt but experienced with several other IDEs) and there are no Examples showing up when I click on Welcome > Examples. Also the dropdown at the top of the main panel is empty.
    I installed qt-opensource-windows-x86-winrt-5.5.0. I chose a different directory than the suggested default and can see the files for the Examples. I wonder what I need to change or add to get Creator to see the Examples it came with.

    Thanks for anything.

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