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I just replaced gnome-panel with Avant-Window-Navigator, but was unhappy with the result. I tried to restore gnome-panel by using Ubuntu Tweak, and Configuration Editor. But neither of them would recognize the value gnome-panel. How can I fix this?

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  • Open a terminal, and run gksudo nautilus /usr/bin/

  • Find the file named gnome-panel, right-click on it, and select Properties.

  • Click on the Permissions tab, and tick the option that says: Allow executing file as program.

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  • Close the Properties window, and execute the file.
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You should try to reset gnome-panel configuration with :

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

and then

sudo reboot 


pkill gnome-panel

to relaunch them automatically

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I actually used Ubuntu Tweak's nifty restore feature to do just that. That alone didn't do anything though, see my answer below. – Alan May 2 '11 at 6:25

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