I recently messed up my Gnome Panels by…

I recently messed up my Gnome Panels  by accidentally deleting the shutdown and Time applets .

So I  found a way  to Restore them to the default state.

Now the best way to do this is to do it via terminal

Open Terminal

Then Type the Following
(Note:Don’t leave any space between the 2 dashes)

gconftool  – -recursive-unset /apps/panel

Now all the panels Should disappear.
Then type the following to restore them to their default state

rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel

Finally Execute the following to show all the panels .

pkill gnome-panel

I tested this on Maverick Meerkat (10.10) and it works fine , but it should work on all versions from Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) onwards .