In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to Reset GNOME Desktop Settings to Factory Default
Software Requirements and Conventions Used
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
Reset GNOME Desktop Settings to Factory Default Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions
- Open the terminal window by right clicking on your desktop and selecting the
By resetting your GNOME desktop settings you will remove all current desktop configurations whether it be wallpapers, icon, shortcuts etc.
$ dconf reset -f /org/gnome/All done. Your GNOME desktop should now be reset.
TroubleshootingIn case you receive the following error message:
(dconf:3618): dconf-CRITICAL **: 08:25:26.282: unable to create directory '/run/user/0/dconf': Permission denied. dconf will not work properly. error: Could not connect: Permission deniedMake sure to run the GNOME reset command directly on your desktop via terminal. Execution of the reset
dconfcommand remotely via ssh will result in the above error message.