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Old 11-28-2010, 05:42 PM   #1
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Exclamation How to restore default panel settings on ubuntu 10.04?


Hello,

Unfortunatly I seem to have accidentally deleted the top panel from Ubuntu 10.04. How can I restore the default panels? I am panicking right now


UPDATE: I have managed to manually put everything back in it's place, except the battery indicator. What would this be called?

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Old 11-28-2010, 06:58 PM   #2
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The panel settings are stored in the .gconf/apps/panel folder in your home directory. Of course beginning with the "." it's a hidden file, you will have to enable viewing hidden folders to work with it in nautilus.

As far as restoring the default without a backup, you might could try booting a live cd and copying the folder above mentioned directory over to your machine. That should set your desktop back to the default.

Moving forward, I would suggest making a backup of that folder or adding it to your existing backup strategy... (you do have a backup in place don't you?)

# Update
The applet you are looking for is called the indicator applet

HTH
Dave

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Old 11-28-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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From what I see, the indicator applet is the volume and Evolution Mail indicators. Strangely no battery.
 
Old 11-28-2010, 07:10 PM   #4
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I just right clicked about on my Battery Icon on Gnome Top Taskbar and got

Quote:
Indicator Applet 0.3.7
An applet to hold all of the system indicators
http://launchpad.net/indicator-applet
 
Old 11-28-2010, 07:13 PM   #5
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Go to:

System/Preferences/Power Management

Navigate to the general tab
Choose whatever level of notification you want to see under "Notification Area"

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Old 11-28-2010, 07:17 PM   #6
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Thank you so much Dave! It is working perfectly now.

Happy Holidays
 
Old 11-28-2010, 07:20 PM   #7
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Glad to see you get it working.

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