Reset Gnome desktop the easy way

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

I recently upgraded Ubuntu on one of machines from 9.10 (Karmic Koala) to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). In the old version I had installed a lot of widgets, messed up the fonts, buttons – loads of things. I needed an easy way to restore/reset the Gnome desktop back to the default look and feel.

I could of course have used the gui’s to undo all the changes I made but why bother? This is Linux after all!

# cd
# [sudo] rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity

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