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    How to reset app to default

    I use Zorin OS which is based on UBuntu. Please answer me how to reset an app to default, for instance VLC player?

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    Re: How to reset app to default

    Configurations are stored per-userid, in the user's HOME directory (somewhere). I'd look under ~/.config/vlc/. Delete everything below that.
    If that doesn't work, like with Gnome apps, the settings/configurations could be stored in a per-userid database file. Unfortunately, Gnome has decided that having 1 file shared for all programs is a good idea (it isn't), so we can hunt through the DB looking for application specific settings to remove (looking inside a DB file isn't as easy as using an editor, IMHO)
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    just create a new userid and start using that instead. Doing this will reset all settings to the default for the new userid.
    Last edited by TheFu; July 8th, 2021 at 09:04 PM.

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    Re: How to reset app to default

    Zorin. Thread moved to Ubuntu/Debian Based sub-forum.
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    Re: How to reset app to default

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    Configurations are stored per-userid, in the user's HOME directory (somewhere). I'd look under ~/.config/vlc/.
    Please help me wher to find configuration file. In which folder configuration file is placed





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    Re: How to reset app to default

    a) please don't post huge images.
    b) Did you put "~/.config/vlc/" into the URL entry and hit enter?

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    Re: How to reset app to default

    Solved. I found the folder and delete data:
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    Last edited by ajgreeny; July 11th, 2021 at 08:44 PM. Reason: Large image replaced with thumbnail attachment.

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    Re: How to reset app to default

    snap packages are new. I avoid them for a number of reasons.

    Please don't post images. Make them attachments for the people who have to pay for internet by the byte. Be kind.

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