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[SOLVED] Z11 - System Monitor Applet needs to be reset


Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:42:06 am

I added the system monitor applet to the taskbar. I found the info to be good but a little too big, so I shrunk some components. Things starts to shift in the window, so I tried the MOVE option which made it worse. Now everything is overlapped

How can I reset this back to the default layout? I cant seem to locate the settings anywhere


Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:36:29 pm

Hi, can you right-click the system monitor applet and select 'unpin launcher'? TRY that first. Keep us posted.


Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:03:49 pm

If I right click on the applet, I get:
Dock Preferences
Icon Foreground
Icon Background
Icon Text
About AWN System Monitor

*no unpin launcher


Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:27:09 am

OK, I would start over by removing system-monitor via the terminal:

sumo apt-get purge gnome-system-monitor

then do a system update:

sudo apt-get update

Next reboot machine and reinstall gnome-system-monitor.


Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:40:34 pm

I removed/updated/installed gnome-system-monitor
However the layout is still all jumbled overlaying on top of each other

Would the settings be located somewhere in .config?


Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:23:53 pm

OK, try the advice here and let us know what happens: ... nstalling/


Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:40:28 pm

That seemed to have fixed it

rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity

Thank you