Resetting to default gnome setup

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Sun Sep 23 02:46:00 UTC 2007

On 9/22/07, Colin Paul Adams <colin at> wrote:
> >>>>> "Tim" == Tim  <ignored_mailbox at> writes:
>     Tim> On Sat, 2007-09-22 at 08:52 +0100, Colin Paul Adams wrote:
>     >> My GNOME desktop, panels, menus etc. are in a real mess.
>     >>
>     >> What I would like to do is get back to a new user's layout. Is
>     >> there any easy way to do this?  If not, what is the difficult
>     >> way?
>     Tim> You probably want to look through your ~/.gconf* and
>     Tim> ~/.gnome* directories.
>     Tim> Log out, and then log in to a text-only console rather than
>     Tim> graphically.  Now you can work on them without fighting
>     Tim> against Gnome.  e.g. rename the parent directories, and then
>     Tim> log in again, as a brute force method.
> Thanks Tim.
> I deleted them all as I don't use Evolution, and wasn't really
> concerned about any other settings.
> Now it all seems quite reasonable EXCEPT As well as Icons for
> Computer, Wastebasket and colin's Home on the desktop, I have an icon
> for every file and directory in my home directory (except for hidden
> ones).
> Is this supposed to happen? I want to turn it off if I can.
> --
> Colin Adams
> Preston Lancashire

If Gnome is really buggered-up just delete the entire .gnome directory.

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