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I think my gnome-panel is messed up because I alt+right click it and nothing pops up. I'm on 12.04, classic gnome desktop.

so I used locate and found gnome-panel in .gconf somewhere, how do I clear just gnome-panel's settings so that I can add things to my panel again?

edit:

matt: ~/.gconf $ find|grep -iw panel
./desktop/ibus/panel
./desktop/ibus/panel/%gconf.xml
./apps/gnome-settings/gnome-panel
./apps/gnome-settings/gnome-panel/%gconf.xml
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Config reset

This worked for me in GNOME Classic on 12.04 to reset the gnome-panel configuration:

dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gnome-panel/
killall gnome-panel

Run the commands in a terminal or with Alt-F2.

Popup menu

Try Win-Alt-rightclick to get the popup menu.

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Open a terminal and paste:

gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/panel

and

killall gnome-panel

Or you can manually delete the folder ~/.gconf/apps/panel/

mkdir ~/gnomepanelbackup ; mv ~/.gconf/apps/panel ~/gnomepanelbackup

this will create backup of current settings in home directory. then,

killall gnome-panel

Reference: 1.

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hmm it looks the same ["show desktop" on left and "workspace switcher" on right], and I still cannot alt right-click and add to panel. –  Matt Apr 27 '12 at 0:37
    
Then you could try to manually delete the configuration folder ~/.gconf/apps/panel –  desgua Apr 27 '12 at 0:46
    
Ok that's the problem there is none, check the question again. –  Matt Apr 27 '12 at 12:54
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I looked at other posts and tried:

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

It didn't work. But then I tried this, and bingo!

dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gnome-panel/
killall gnome-panel
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