Reset Ubuntu & Mint Appearance to Default

Reset Linux Appearance

How to Reset Ubuntu Display to Default With One Command – This is my experience when changing themes, icons, menus, and other display settings on Linux.

Yeah, as you already know, that linux is free. It means

This is what I like about linux.

I have been with linux ubuntu and mint for a long time.

Until I made this article to help you when you want to return the basic look to the beginning, after you have done some tweaking with a view that you don’t like.

I also use this guide often for my ubuntu and linux mint.

Please choose according to the distribution you have.

Oh yes, the Ubuntu guide below may also be used for debian.

Reset Ubuntu & Mint Appearance to Default

Ubuntu variants and Linux Mint (Cinnamon and Mate)

To reset the display to default, use the command:

dconf reset -f /

The above command is only for “Ubuntu(and its variants) and Linux Mint (Cinnamon and Mate). As far as I remember that’s about it.

Linux Mint xfce

The above command does not work on linux mint xfce, so I give another way as follows. To reset the Linux Mint XFCE display to default there are several steps:

  • Turn off the Panel first with the command
xfce4-panel --quit
  • turn off the xfce4 configuration with the command:
pkill xfconfd
  • Delete panel settings with the command:
rm -rf ~/.config/xfce4/panel
  • clear settings for xfconf with command:
rm -rf ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-panel.xml
  • Restart the panel with the command:

That is all. I hope this Reset Ubuntu & Mint Appearance to Default article is useful. 

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