-   Ubuntu (
-   -   How to restore default panel settings on ubuntu 10.04? (

Ubuntonian 11-28-2010 05:42 PM

How to restore default panel settings on ubuntu 10.04?

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 :eek:

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

AsusDave 11-28-2010 06:58 PM

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


Ubuntonian 11-28-2010 07:04 PM

From what I see, the indicator applet is the volume and Evolution Mail indicators. Strangely no battery.

rokytnji 11-28-2010 07:10 PM

I just right clicked about on my Battery Icon on Gnome Top Taskbar and got


Indicator Applet 0.3.7
An applet to hold all of the system indicators

AsusDave 11-28-2010 07:13 PM

Go to:

System/Preferences/Power Management

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


Ubuntonian 11-28-2010 07:17 PM

Thank you so much Dave! It is working perfectly now.

Happy Holidays :hattip:

AsusDave 11-28-2010 07:20 PM

Glad to see you get it working.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:10 AM.