Ubuntu Tweak, an application which allows you to tweak a few "hidden" (available through Gconf) Ubuntu settings as well as add lots of PPA repositories, will add 2 new important features in version 0.5.6:
- reset any setting in Ubuntu Tweak. You'll find a new "reset" button next to each Ubuntu Tweak option (like you can see in the screenshot in the beginning of the post).
- a backup, recover and reset (all) your desktop settings option
The new desktop settings backup option can backup and restore all the Gnome and System settings as well as application specific settings, like you can see in the screenshots below:
This new option will only back-up/restore/reset the Gconf values and not the data in your home folder!
The beta version of ubuntu Tweak 0.5.6 is already available to install, but being a beta remember that you may find bugs! You can install it in Ubuntu (Karmic, Lucid and Maverick) by using the following commands (warning: this will add the Ubuntu Tweak testing PPA!):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-tweak-testing/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak