On Sat, 2007-09-22 at 08:52 +0100, Colin Paul Adams wrote: > My GNOME desktop, panels, menus etc. are in a real mess. > > What I would like to do is get back to a new user's layout. Is there > any easy way to do this? > If not, what is the difficult way? You probably want to look through your ~/.gconf* and ~/.gnome* directories. Log out, and then log in to a text-only console rather than graphically. Now you can work on them without fighting against Gnome. e.g. rename the parent directories, and then log in again, as a brute force method. Though, you'll lose other configurations if you move them all (such as Evolution passwords and setup). You might want to log out, move a few things back, then log in again, until you sort out which bits you want to lose and keep. To see what a new user's look like, you can create a new user, log in as them (graphically), and look through their home folder. -- [[email protected] ~]$ uname -ipr 18.104.22.168-76.fc7 i686 i386 Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5. Today, it's FC7. Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.