Unable to completely remove gdesklets.

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Unable to completely remove gdesklets.

Postby al688 on Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:44 pm

I successfully installed and configured the ones I wanted, but when I installed the Infodomestics Bar I was unable to configure or move it. I could not remove it from the screen and had to remove all gdesklets using synaptic. When I re installed gdesklets they reappeared with the previous configurations, including the offending bar!! I have read on other posts that there is a file in the home folder that needs to be removed, big problem is I cannot find it to remove it.
Any advice for this very new newbie greatly appreciated.
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Re: Unable to completely remove gdesklets.

Postby Husse on Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:56 pm

I don't know which folders may be involved
To avoid this situation use the option in Synaptic to completely remove, including config files
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Re: Unable to completely remove gdesklets.

Postby al688 on Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:00 pm

I tried the option to completely remove using synaptic, however this did not resolve the problem. Thanks anyway, I should have mentioned that I tried that in my original post.
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Re: Unable to completely remove gdesklets.

Postby Andy Mack on Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:25 pm

maybe there's a config file that is hidden in your home directory?
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Re: Unable to completely remove gdesklets.

Postby newW2 on Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:37 pm

Did you try using the locate command to find the file. In a terminal enter:
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sudo updatedb

then
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locate infodomestics

This will list all files:

like or similar to:
/usr/share/gdesklets/Displays/infodomesticsbar
/usr/share/gdesklets/Displays/infodomesticsbar/InfodomesticsBar.display
/usr/share/gdesklets/Displays/infodomesticsbar/README
/usr/share/gdesklets/Displays/infodomesticsbar/preview.jpg
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Re: Unable to completely remove gdesklets.

Postby al688 on Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:32 am

Thanks for that. Cannot find anything related to the infodomestics bar though. :?
To be honest the gdesklets in general seem pretty buggy and I think I can live without them. :lol:
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