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Re: Resetting to default gnome setup



On Sat, 2007-09-22 at 08:52 +0100, Colin Paul Adams wrote:
> My GNOME desktop, panels, menus etc. are in a real mess. 
> 
> What I would like to do is get back to a new user's layout. Is there
> any easy way to do this?
> If not, what is the difficult way?

You probably want to look through your ~/.gconf* and ~/.gnome*
directories.

Log out, and then log in to a text-only console rather than graphically.
Now you can work on them without fighting against Gnome.  e.g. rename
the parent directories, and then log in again, as a brute force
method.  

Though, you'll lose other configurations if you move them all (such as
Evolution passwords and setup).  You might want to log out, move a few
things back, then log in again, until you sort out which bits you want
to lose and keep.

To see what a new user's look like, you can create a new user, log in as
them (graphically), and look through their home folder.

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