How to reset the menu panel (gnome2)

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  6 years ago
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If you've configured some things brocken in your panel or simply delete it by mistake (like me) then

- open a terminal (Alt-F2, or ctr-alt-t) and enter:

gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel

that should reset the complete panel to mint defaults.

For cinnamon do:

gsettings reset-recursively org.cinnamon 

Edit: Thanks to Redsandro:

You can also remove the configuration. For gnome:

mv ~/.gconf/apps/panel ~/.gconf/apps/panel.old

Then logout and login again.

Comments
susieuna 4 years ago

thanks a lot at same point I was not able use "left mouse button" on/in panel


sujitnag 5 years ago

nice and helpful


paritosh 7 years ago

my right click on menu panel does not work.....what to do???


Flonofo 7 years ago

Thanks! Exactly the right answer.


veratec 7 years ago

Hi, we made a video guide for the same topic.. It's accessible at Vimeo:
http://vimeo.com/35187632 or at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvsaNgphO1o&hd=1


3deo 7 years ago

thanks! this is i need :)


sdim 7 years ago

Very useful indeed. Many thanks.


toback 7 years ago

worked very well thank you:)i deleted the volume button,,,and yes i am a newbie


fatwork 7 years ago


My menu panel crashes regularly :/ , working on a 64-bit machine. After few experiments this worked for me:

1) rm ~/.gconf/apps/panel
2) gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel
3) Log out and in again


boojum17 7 years ago

Thank you for this wonderful tip! I was going round the bend trying to undo whatever I did to upset my panel and was even considering a clean install to get things back as they were.

Great tip -- thanks a million :) !

boojum17


Redsandro 7 years ago

You can also remove the configuration. For gnome:

mv ~/.gconf/apps/panel ~/.gconf/apps/panel.old

Then logout and login again. For other managers you can probably locate the configuration folder like so:

cd <- so you are in your home dir
find . | grep panel


Tonya 7 years ago

Many thanks!


pattonia 7 years ago

@wanda: Thanks. I tried the line

code: gconftool --recursive-unset /usr/bin/xfce4-panel

but nothing happened. I logged out and back in again, but my old panel is still there.


wanda 7 years ago

@Pattonia
Alt + F2
code : xfce4-panel


pattonia 7 years ago

Hm...this didn't have any effect on my XFCE version. Ah, I see that there is no directory /apps on my system. Where would I find the default location of this directory on an XFCE system?


zylliece 8 years ago

Thank you!


xfirebg 8 years ago

You save my time :)


Xyie 8 years ago

I was looking for something like this. Thanks!


efthialex 8 years ago

Very good,thanks!