Oops - panel gone!

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 13 01:20:51 UTC 2010

On 10/12/2010 07:36 AM, chiaowl wrote:
> Accidentally deleted the panel across the top of my screen. Is there
> a way to restore it or do I have to build it up again from scratch?
> And if that's the case, is right-clicking on the empty panel and
> choosing from the menus the only way to do that? Because I don't see
> how to put the Applications, Places, and Systems menus back into
> their rightful place, if it is.

First off, put a menu on your bottom panel so that you have easy access
to every thing in 'Applications/Places/System' that you had on the top
panel. To do this, right click an empty space on the bottom pannel and
select 'Add to Panel'. Now scroll down to 'Main Menu', select & click
'Add'. You'll notice that a small Ubuntu logo now appears on the bottom
panel & you can click close. Now click on the logo & you'll see the same
as you had on your top panel (minus the clock/calendar etc). That will
get you working while you figure out the problem. Note: I normally keep
this on all my systems... just move it to the far left & lock it in.
Then follow Rashkae's suggestion.

You can also reset all to default it you'd rather to that. Open a
terminal (now that you have a working menu on the bottom panel) or use
Alt-F2 (enter terminal & click 'Run') and:

$ gconftool-2 --shutdown
$ rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel
$ pkill gnome-panel

And both your panels should be set back to default. Note: don't forget
to add 'Main Menu' on your bottom panel afterwards.

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