Please add a desktop reset option

I played with my desktop and now its completely broken. I don’t have any idea how to bring my default desktop. Please add a desktop reset button in the next version.

Please add a desktop reset option


Level 1 Asked on January 9, 2018 in General.
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It is there. Just hidden. Now, assuming that you haven’t messed up with any core system files, Follow these steps.

First backup all your relevant data into another partition or drive other than your home directory, as this directory will be reset to factory state.

Now, after you have backed up your data, while on an Active desktop press Ctrl+Alt+F1. This will take you to the tty Command Line. Next, you need to login with your user name and password. After the login, execute the following commands:

 sudo passwd

Accessing sudo command will ask you for your password. Next, you will be asked to enter a new UNIX password. Go forward with creating a new UNIX password. (This wont change your current password).

Next gain root privileges from the terminal:

 sudo su

Enter the password you just created. You should see a “#” symbol, instead of your regular “$” symbol in the command line.

Next, delete contents of your home directory. Execute:

 rm -rf /home/<your username>/*

The final state is to reset it to factory defaults. Execute:

 cp -r /etc/skel/* /home/<your username>/

Optional but recommended:

Make sure you’re connected to internet and download relevant updates:


Next install the update:

 dpkg -i kristoff-update_amd64.deb

Finally reboot the system:



Level 2 Answered on January 10, 2018.
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