Restoring Ubuntu Gnome Panels

If you’ve mangled, deleted, or otherwise borked your Ubuntu Gnome panels, here’s a way to revert them back to the default appearance and positioning.

You’ll want to open the ‘run’ dialog via ALT-F2 and enter each of the commands one at a time, followed by enter.

gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel
rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
pkill gnome-panel
gksu reboot

That should do it. When the system comes back up, all should be back the way it was.

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