[SOLVED] How do I reset all my xfce desktop settings?

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[SOLVED] How do I reset all my xfce desktop settings?

Postby chris_debian on Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:59 am

Hi, all.

I have xfce installed and having changed the look of my desktop several times, would like to just start afresh, as xfce intended (or post Mint install). I can't see an xfce .config type file in my /home, and wondered where it can be found. I'd just like to delete it and start again.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Many thanks,

Chris.
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Re: How do I reset all my xfce desktop (xfwm?) settings?

Postby xenopeek on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:09 am

Open a terminal, back up your current configuration:
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mv ~/.config/xfce4  ~/.config/xfce4.bak

Then either leave it like that, which will reset to a default Xfce desktop (no Linux Mint customizations), or copy the skeleton files with the following command, which will reset to a default Linux Mint Xfce desktop:
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cp -r /etc/xdg/xfce4 ~/.config

Then log out and log in again to effectuate the new configuration.
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Re: How do I reset all my xfce desktop (xfwm?) settings?

Postby chris_debian on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:15 am

Perfect answer, problem solved.

Many thanks,

Chris.
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Re: How do I reset all my xfce desktop (xfwm?) settings?

Postby deathxxx on Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:56 am

xenopeek wrote:Open a terminal, back up your current configuration:
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mv ~/.config/xfce4  ~/.config/xfce4.bak

Then either leave it like that, which will reset to a default Xfce desktop (no Linux Mint customizations), or copy the skeleton files with the following command, which will reset to a default Linux Mint Xfce desktop:
Code: Select all
cp -r /etc/xdg/xfce4 ~/.config

Then log out and log in again to effectuate the new configuration.


How to return my xfce4 default Linux Mint costum view?
I deleted /.config/xfce4
If i install xfce4 with apt-get install xfce4 will install xfce4 with default look, but not with look like Linux Mint 15 Xfce edition.
My version is Linux Mint 15 Xfce 64bit.
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