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I just want to copy and paste the bit of text that describes the panel in my other user account. Which textfile can I paste that into?

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To transfer your panel settings from one computer to another, do the following:

gconftool --dump /apps/panel > panel-settings.xml

Then copy panel-settings.xml to your other computer and on that run:

gconf --load panel-settings.xml
killall gnome-panel
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Theoretically there are really good reasons not to select this answer, but for practical purposes, it answered the question I actually asked, so I'm choosing it. – ixtmixilix Jan 23 '11 at 17:02

You can reset the panels back to default by writing the following in a terminal:

gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel

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If you have another panel left, you can select "New Panel" from the context menu. Then you can position it and add your applets again.

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