View Full Version : [xubuntu] i accidently deleted my bottom panel

December 16th, 2011, 11:25 PM
Hey guys. i think i just made the biggest noob move of my life right now. i was changing panel settings and i accidently deleted my bottom panel cause i thought it was a junk one that i added. how do i get the default one back?

December 16th, 2011, 11:37 PM
there's no good way to get the default panel back once you delete it. However, with that being said, you should be able to boot into a live CD and open up a thunar window which will open up in the Live CD's user account 'ubuntu' home directory. Hit ctrl+h to view hidden files.
then browse to /home/ubuntu/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml

Leave that window open.

then open a second thunar window, mount your computer's hard drive and browse to the same location in YOUR user's home directory on your computer's hard drive. then copy the file


from the live CD's home over the one in your home. Then reboot your computer. You should have the default panels back. I hope that helps.

December 17th, 2011, 01:04 AM
Thank you for your response. But i decided to just use docky instead. it was a good response though and it probably would have worked.

December 17th, 2011, 01:32 AM
excellent choice