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Reset XFCE

Postby heiowge » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:59 pm

I got a nice letter published in LXF 150 about how to reset KDE. Can I ask the same question for XFCE now please? :lol:

I've got Xubuntu on my daughter's laptop, and I don't seem to be able to reset it. I added something to the panel and it placed something weird that I don't seem able to shift. Far easier to reset the desktop... or so I thought.

I tried going into the correct folder and doing

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sudo rmdir -r xfce4


No luck.

Any help, please?
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Postby arochester » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:01 pm

I added something to the panel and it placed something weird that I don't seem able to shift


How did you try to shift it? Right click on the offending article and choose "delete."
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Postby heiowge » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:04 pm

That's the bunny.

I couldn't get the delete option. I wanted to add terminal as a shortcut to the panel, and it gave me a weird white box that didn't seem to do anything. I tried typing terminal commands and it did nothing.
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Postby PCNetSpec » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:18 pm

IF you are 100% sure you want to delete the xfce4 directory (and its contents):

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rm -r xfce4


But probably better/safer just to rename it ;)
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Postby heiowge » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:22 pm

I can always reinstall if it's a problem. I only put the OS on it yesterday. Wouldn't lose much.
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Postby PCNetSpec » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:30 pm

Still, it may save you some time if things go wrong.

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mv /path/to/xfce4 /path/to/xfce4-old


Will just rename the xfce4 directory to xfce4-old.

Now log off and on again, and cross your fingers ;)
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Postby arochester » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:38 pm

What you should have added was a "Launcher." Then in the box "Command" you should have searched for x-terminal-emulator.

Can you right click on the object and choose "Properties" to edit it?
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Postby heiowge » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:32 pm

Couldn't do anything like.

In the end getting rid of that folder did the trick. Then I found a hidden panel at the bottom. I moved the terminal icon from the bottom to the top. Solved. :D
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