"Defaults" button in every settings screen

Michael Orlitzky michael at orlitzky.com
Sat Dec 10 03:15:50 CET 2011

On 12/09/2011 08:59 PM, Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> Ok, and you would fix that by reverting *all* your WM tweaks options
> back to default?

Well, yeah. It's the best way to do it unless all of the defaults are 
documented. How bad can they be? Most of my settings are probably 
default anyway for consistency across machines.

It's second nature: to figure out what's wrong, you make small, isolated 
changes and take note of the result. With a "revert to defaults" button, 
the default state gives you a nice baseline to measure against.

It's also generally useful to have, as a last resort, a group of 
settings that the developers agree aren't completely broken. Especially 
since, to figure out what most settings do, you have to change them.

More information about the Xfce mailing list