"Defaults" button in every settings screen

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 17:45:02 CET 2011

Le 10 déc. 2011 16:53, "Michael Orlitzky" <michael at orlitzky.com> a écrit :
> On 12/10/2011 04:51 AM, Mike Massonnet wrote:
>> In case it wasn't mentionned yet, you can reset settings to system
>> defaults by deleting the local directory ~/.config/xfce4.
>> Therefore instead of providing "Defaults" button here and there, it
>> might just simpler to provide a tool for that purpose to star from thé
>> applications menu.
> It would be better than asking users to do it, but you still might get
into trouble: you have to be careful not to delete files that XFCE didn't

Of course it's a bad idea to delete the directory if you don't know its
actual content. With a small third party tool, you can easily do the job
for each component separately, would be text files or Xfconf channels, and
also try to stop/restart the application.

> The individual defaults buttons would be nicer because they allow you to
revert only the part that you think is messed up.

There actually are some "Defaults" buttons in place, but no one had ever
the idea to add a general button to reset everything to system default,
because the configuration is not supposed to end messed up at anytime. If
it is, than it's a bug.

> I understand if it's a low priority enhancement or even not worth the
trouble at all -- I was merely arguing that it would be useful to me and
that I'm not a bad person for playing around with my desktop settings.

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