New answers tagged gnome-panel
Default panel configuration is stored in /usr/share/gnome-panel/panel-default-layout.layout file. You can edit it, but better idea might be copy this file to ~/.config/gnome-panel/panel-default-layout.layout and only then edit it. That will allow you to change default applets and panel size. But this file must be available before user logs in session ...
I had a similar problem while transferim gnome-terminal settings from one machine to another. My solution was copying related files and then kill gconfd-2 daemon cp -r /tmp/backup/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/ ~/.gconf/apps/ killall gconfd-2 If you don't kill gconfd-2 changes aren't applied until you logout.
I had the same problem this fixed it for me: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout "close,minimize,maximize:"
Top 50 recent answers are included