So there I was, messing around with an account and I really messed things up. I was trying out new themes, settings and whatnot, then I ran into trouble.
Simply put, if you mess things up, there is a way to get it back to the defaults (how it was when you created the user account).
This way you dont have to re-install anything and you will keep all personal data.
In your terminal, type
sudo rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity
log back in
Thanks! This is great. I was try it on my Unbuntu 10.10 Netbook edition.
Really wonderful. It is like I was have format, and here are all programs, downloaded stuffs. Themes which was make conflict in my system are erased. Addons and bookmarks are still inside in my Mozila Firefox. Is great. 1000 times thank you! 🙂
I guess you were/are still, a windows user? That whole “format” if something goes wrong is such a M$-brainwashed way of thinking.. Its different pastures in Linux, we dont break things, we just have slight inconveniences that can be banished with a few commands.. Im glad you are sorted, and yes I love the way it keeps the preferences and add-ons too for all programs!
Yes, time after time I’m still Windows user, and I have windows as a secondary OS in my laptop. I use now Windows because is so very hard for me to install my T-mobile USB modem on Ubuntu.
I practice Ubuntu for all everything else.
And I’m big supporter of you and your good work longer then 2 years.
btw this website is one of my favorites.
God bless all of you, with my respect