Friday, August 28, 2009

Restore Ubuntu Panels Back To Their Default Settings

As an Ubuntu user, there comes a time (or there will come a time) when you are playing around with Ubuntu/Gnome, trying different themes, different engines, different window managers, etc, and all of a sudden you run into a problem where the Panels go awry. However there is a fix for this: 

Open the Terminal. 
Once the Terminal window opens, enter the following command at the prompt:
gconftool - -recursive-unset /apps/panel 
(Remember: There should be no spaces between the two dashes before shutdown.)
Then enter the next command:
rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
And enter one more command:
pkill gnome-panel

Both top and bottom panels will appear (if missing) with their default settings.
Hope this helps. 


  1. thankssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  2. this is really working!
    thanks, bro!

  3. Thanks :)
    by the way, there is a typo in this line on your page:

    "gconftool - -recursive-unset /apps/panel" should be
    gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel


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