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I installed Loki over an older installation (prior version of Elementary) where I only saved my home partition (everything else was wiped clean). What is the best way to reset the desktop so it is back to the default? I tried copying in the files from /etc/skel, but that didn't seem to work (menu sort of appeared but standard apps in the launch bar did not).

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Do you want to reset only desktop settings or all programs settings?(including desktop)

If you want to reset all settings run this command and reboot:

sudo rm -rf .*

Be sure to run this in your home directory

If you want to reset only desktop you should delete only some of this files, but i do not know which, you should wait a reply from a developer.

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