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I had to reinstall my Ubuntu 13.04 due to a GUI-crashing experiment with cairo-deck. Actually I often tamper with GUI, and from time to time it leads to the necessity of re-installation. I re-install the system on / but I leave /Home intact to preserve my files. /Home seems to contain some settings from previous installations. Can anyone help me clear those settings?

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The configuration files are kept in files and directories starting with . (dot) in their name, hence you only have to move the files to another directory then restart your session. With simply opening a terminal then executing:

mv ~/.* ~/config.bk/`

After this restart or close your session and next time your configurations will be recreated with the defaults. Remember that this also remove other configurations and personalizations that where applied after your reinstalled your system, so you will need to reconfigure everything again.

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