Reset Linux Desktop To Default Settings With A Single Command

19 Responses

  1. Edwin Arteaga says:

    It’s working. Thanks.

  2. huckleberry582 says:

    This worked for me after I borked my panels all up in Ubuntu Mate 17.10. Thanks for the help.

  3. Mathias says:

    result :
    [email protected]:/home/matt# dconf reset -f /
    error: The connection is closed

  4. Mark says:

    Worked for me in Mint Mate 18.3. Much obliged!

  5. Joseph says:

    Shouldn’t this be titled “Reset your Ubuntu desktop” rather than “Linux Desktop”?

  6. siobhan says:

    thanks for this. accidetally messed up my windows whilst tweaking with a mac style appearance. this command got me back to the default zorin appearance.

  7. Dave says:

    Did not work for me with Debian Wheezy. 🙁

  8. Travis says:

    works for me Linux 19 mate Tara I’ve spent almost a week trying to get panels back to a site I can read the bottom of the page. Thank You

  9. rosiedog18 says:

    worked for me on linux mint 17.3 cinnamon

  10. Yan says:

    Does not work in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  11. JosMat says:

    Worked perfectly Linux Mint 19.1. Thanks for the tip!

  12. V says:

    Thanks I screwed up my linux mint mate 19 tessa desktop really bad.
    No panel items only a desktop background.
    This command really helped me!

  13. Breeze says:

    Works great on Solus4 Mate!

  14. Mike says:

    I messed with the qt5 settings and made everything so big I couldn’t get back to the part I needed to fix it. This took care of it. Thank you.

  15. Glenn says:

    The following works Ubuntu with Mate 1.12.1 . cd to ~/.config/dconf then mv user to user.bak logout and log in again. This should reset the desktop and recreate the file user.

  16. Ron says:

    You friggin’ RAWK! I just did an install of Ubuntu Mate 19.04 on a Microsoft Surface 3 and everything was going well until I tried to use Mate Tweak to change to ‘Redmond.’ I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to at least get to the control center. This worked perfect! Thanks again!

  17. walther says:

    Fuuuck!! this is what I wanted!
    I messed on my desktop settings with Komorebi and I couldnt find a way to came back neither resetter helped me.
    Thanks Man!

  18. John says:

    Worked great. THAAAANK you! Minimized applications now shrink to an icon in the panel once again. Been making me crazy. Don’t know what I did to mess that up and didn’t know how to fix it. My life is now complete – Mint 18.3 Mate

  19. re1Za says:

    my linux was error before,,all apps crash after using new icon,,but i found this post and it normal again,,
    thanks v much 🙂

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