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    Post How to restore the default Top menu bar

    Hey everyone

    I made the mistake of letting a windows user on my laptop the other day and she deleted my top menu bar, how would I restore it, or at least make a new one with the default configuration, as I can only seem to get blank ones when I try to create new ones

    Thanks in advance

    V

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    Re: How to restore the default Top menu bar

    right click a panel. then select add new panel. then add all the needed buttons.
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    Re: How to restore the default Top menu bar

    1)right click on the blank one and "add to panel"
    2) add the main menu
    3) also the system tray thing .

    n tada, here you got your previous panel back(if needed , move things a bit here n there). even check out the other additions you can make. they can be real handy

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    Re: How to restore the default Top menu bar

    I tried doing that already but cannot seem to find any of the original buttons IE the clock, the 3 dropdown menu's for programs places and settings etc or the correct network monitor(the one I did find is massively different )

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    Re: How to restore the default Top menu bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Vendettaseve View Post
    Hey everyone

    I made the mistake of letting a windows user on my laptop the other day and she deleted my top menu bar, how would I restore it, or at least make a new one with the default configuration, as I can only seem to get blank ones when I try to create new ones

    Thanks in advance

    V
    Right click on bottom panel----->New Panel

    Now go to the newly created panel. Right click---->Add to panel

    1. clock
    2. Notification area
    3. volume control
    4. Menu bar

    You can change the position of these applets by simply dragging them. If you wish then you can add some more applets whatever you like.

    If you need some more help, then you can ask here.


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    Re: How to restore the default Top menu bar

    There are times where you would want to mess with your Gnome, playing around with it and start adding/removing stuffs here and there.

    If you have, somewhat, intentionally broken your Gnome settings (for instance, missing window buttons, disappearing application menu, or even worse, crashing gnome-panel), there is still a solution.

    All you need to do now is to restore the Ubuntu/Gnome default settings.

    To give you an idea, all Gnome settings are stored in folders, and they are user specific. That said, by simply removing these customization folders, you will be able to get back the fresh settings!

    Type the following into your command : Alt+F2

    rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity



    Eventually, do a restart and you should get back the default Ubuntu/Gnome settings!

    And it's time to start playing with the Gnome customizations again

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    Re: How to restore the default Top menu bar

    Thank you for your help everyone, I have not yet got it working but I can see that it is just a matter of fiddling to get it back to the way I like it,

    You have all been very helpfull and answered perfectly

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    Re: How to restore the default Top menu bar

    glad we all could help. removing the settings was very smart.
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    Hi guys,

    I removed the exit menu at the top right hand corner, this also displays the full name of the user logged in and various other options like shutdown, hibernate, switch user, suspend, restart, lock screen etc.

    How can i add this to the panel without deleting the gconf and gnome files?

    Thanks
    Avinash

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    Re: How to restore the default Top menu bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Avinash.Rao View Post
    I removed the exit menu at the top right hand corner, this also displays the full name of the user logged in and various other options like shutdown, hibernate, switch user, suspend, restart, lock screen etc.
    That's the user-switcher applet. Add it back the same as you'd add any applet to the panel.
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