Thanks bald Brick, when I put /home/eb into the right field I suddenly found an uncontrollable multiplication of K. icons in the bottom panel. It really went haywire! I decided to uninstall Konqueror and try for Dolphin. Now, magically, I have both Konqueror and Dolphin working, thanks to you have also my menu bar back. Maybe I should have had them downloaded both at the same time. If I expressly removed Konqueror, why is it back? It looks like it got reinstalled together with Dolphin again. Synaptic concurs that it is still (or again) installed in my system.