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Old 06-17-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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Question Desktop Problem


I kind of ruined my desktop (FC4) by accidentally moving the toolbars around, and I deleted the bottom toolbar and I can't move the toolbars to their original postions. Is there any way of defaulting everything, like the toolbars and the desktop and ... Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
 
Old 06-17-2006, 05:59 PM   #2
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You could start by trying to delete all your hidden .gnome or .kde files at your home directory. Usually that solves the problem. Another way would be by creating a new user and move/copy your old important user files to your new user.
 
Old 06-17-2006, 06:57 PM   #3
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I was logged in as root when I did the moving, and what are the exact .gnome files (I was using GNOME)
 
Old 06-17-2006, 07:18 PM   #4
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The .gnome files store all your gnome preferences. If you remove them, next time you login, you will have a fresh Desktop. Avoid starting Gnome as root. When you need to do admin tasks, open a console and type "su" to switch temporarily to the root user. The commnad I suggest is:

rm -rf {.gnome*,.gconf*}

it has always worked for me, but some members reported that it screwed their systems even more. You may even try it at your own risk or wait for someone's else advice on this ^^

Good luck!
 
  


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