Splash Screen Causes MenuItems not to appear

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http://stackoverflow.com – I've built a splash screen that loads a (splash) activity and then starts another activity and it works fine. (I've attached it below - it's called SPLASH 1) I created another splash screen to replace this one which is supposed to only run once - then after creating a SharedPreferences boolean it is supposed to load another activity. Everything seems fine with this but now when it loads the new activity, none of the menuitems appear. I have no idea what changed in SPLASH 2 - but something in there is causing the MenuItems not to appear after it loads the exact same activity SPLASH 1 does (NE (HowTos)