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Thread: How I can I reinstall the default KDE desktop?

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    Default How I can I reinstall the default KDE desktop?

    I have a laptop, and last night I found that I placed the battery monitor twice in the bottom panel. I tried to delete it but that didn't work.

    Now all the widgets are hidden and there's a big almost white square (60%-70% opacity ) over the "home" desktop shortcut.

    How klutzy? My excuse is that I was using the laptop on a stool with the mouse on a non straight surface. I should have moved the laptop to a table before trying to do these things.

    Is there a way or restoring the desktop to the default, no extra shortcuts and the default bottom panel?


    Thanks

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    Default Re: How I can I reinstall the default KDE desktop?

    1: logout from your desktop.
    2: Get to a command line while not logged into your desktop:
    2(a): You can use CTRL-ALT-F1 to get a terminal session and login there; or
    2(b): You can login to Icewm at the SDDM login screen. That's still a desktop, but a minimalistic one that doesn't depend on what you will be fixing. There's an icon to open an "xterm" window.
    3: At the command line, from your home directory
    Code:
     rm -rf .config .local
    If you prefer, you can instead use
    Code:
     /usr/bin/rm .config .local
    The second version avoids shell aliases, and won't prompt for confirmation.

    4: logout from your Icewm session or your command line session. You can use CTRL-ALT-F7 to get back to a GUI interface if needed.
    5: login to KDE/Plasma. That should recreate your desktop from scratch.
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    Default Re: How I can I reinstall the default KDE desktop?

    If it's only the panel then it should be sufficient to just remove ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc
    Regards, Paul

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    Default Re: How I can I reinstall the default KDE desktop?

    Worked, thank you for the help

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