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Javelin Dan
January 12th, 2010, 08:59 PM
In my usual ham-fisted way, I apparently (accidently) hit some sort of key-stroke command that removed my menu bar from the top of my desktop. I can right-click to bring up my applications menu, but I'm still missing my drop down for my wireless connection which is my crisis of the day. Can someone please help?

patchwork
January 12th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Alt-F2, type in xfce4-panel

studmf
January 12th, 2010, 09:09 PM
I've done this before,


Once the Terminal window opens, enter the following command at the prompt:

gconftool – -recursive-unset /apps/panel
(Remember: There should be no spaces between the two dashes before shutdown.)
Then enter the next command:
rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
And enter one more command:
pkill gnome-panel
That's it!

Javelin Dan
January 12th, 2010, 09:10 PM
Right! - where's the xfce-4 panel?

Javelin Dan
January 12th, 2010, 09:19 PM
I'm a virgin to all of this, and I'm not sure of the spacing. I read: gconftool(space?)--recursiveunset(space?)/(space?)apps(space?)/(space)panel is that correct?

patchwork
January 12th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Alt-F2 opens the Run Program dialog box. Type : xfc4-panel in the box and hit Run. (Assuming you haven't re-mapped the key combination of Alt-F2 to something else.)

Javelin Dan
January 12th, 2010, 09:22 PM
Thanks, I'll try that.

studmf
January 12th, 2010, 09:24 PM
for the commands simply copy and paste

You may need to place sudo in front of the first command line

Javelin Dan
January 12th, 2010, 09:29 PM
Thanks to all - I'll let you know how it comes out. Is there a (easy) way to lock-ot accidental key commands?

J V
January 12th, 2010, 09:30 PM
no, no sudo... its also possible that he right click removed the panel, in which case he'll have to rebuild it (rightclick desktop add new panel...)

studmf
January 12th, 2010, 09:33 PM
no, no sudo... its also possible that he right click removed the panel, in which case he'll have to rebuild it (rightclick desktop add new panel...)

Agreed, but those commands should restore the panel even if it is removed.

J V
January 12th, 2010, 09:41 PM
no, you're thinking if its been killed yes?

if you rightclick a panel and select remove it should wipe them all off the face of the eart... ehm... desktop...