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ruinairas
November 10th, 2011, 08:32 PM
I think there should be a quick and easy method to setting Ubuntu to default settings. It's very common for the desktop environment to stop working and it's rather difficult to fix this issue. I think such tool should be placed at the login screen. It should be on the top taskbar labeled (Default Settings).

philinux
November 10th, 2011, 09:08 PM
I think there should be a quick and easy method to setting Ubuntu to default settings. It's very common for the desktop environment to stop working and it's rather difficult to fix this issue. I think such tool should be placed at the login screen. It should be on the top taskbar labeled (Default Settings).

There is.

unity --reset

JRV
November 10th, 2011, 11:30 PM
Output from:
unity --help


--version show program's version number and exit
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--advanced-debug Run unity under debugging to help debugging an issue. /!\
Only if devs ask for it.
--distro Remove local build if present with default values to
return to the package value (this doesn't run unity and
need root access)
--log=LOG Store log under filename.
--replace Run unity /!\ This is for compatibility with other desktop
interfaces and acts the same as running unity without
--replace
--reset Reset the unity profile in compiz and restart it.
--reset-icons Reset the default launcher icon.
-v, --verbose Get additional debug output from unity.

seeker5528
November 11th, 2011, 12:57 AM
How "default" do you want it?

You could always delete your '~/.local/' and/or '~/.config/' directories (a bit extreme), or some combination of files/directories they contain.

The previously mentioned 'unity --reset' is the best option if you are just talking about the Unity desktop.

Don't know if there is any'--reset' kind of thing for unity-2d.

Later, Seeker